Languages, Literatures & Cultures
PhD Students

  • Farah Ali

    Farah Ali

    Spanish: Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition

    Dissertation research: To be determined
  • Pamela McNamara-Alvarado

    Pamela Alvarado-McNamara

    Spanish: Spanish linguistics

    Dissertation research:To be determined


  • Komla Amegashie

    Komla Amegashie

    French: Second language acquisition, lexicology and lexicography

    Dissertation research: "The Problem of a Multilingual Dictionary: Case of the Éwé - Indo-European language(s) Dictionary" - French title: "La problématique d’un dictionnaire multilingue : cas du dictionnaire éwé-langue(s) indo-européenne(s)". Currently ABD
  • Olivia Amzallag

    Olivia Amzallag

    French: Applied linguistics- interest in holistic educational approaches to second language acquisition

    Dissertation research: The acquisition of French object pronouns by Anglophone learners. Currently ABD


  • Élise Bouhet

    Élise Bouhet

    French: Contemporary French society; comparative approach between French and American culture

    Dissertation research:Evaluating the "Frenchness" of the riots that took place in France in the fall of 2005.Currently ABD. She is currently a Graduate Fellow at Trinity College.
  • Amber Bradley

    Amber Bradley

    Spanish: Spanish cultural studies and literature minor

    Dissertation research: To be determined

  • Sarah Carman

    Sarah Carman

    Spanish: Spanish linguistics- interest in 2nd language acquisition, morphology and syntax

    Dissertation research: L2 pronoun CASE acquisition and its affect on verb conjugation/interpretation. Currently ABD

  • Cecily Corbett

    Cecily Corbett

    Spanish: Sociolinguisitcs

    Dissertation research: "Sociophonetic accommodation as a function of interlocutor target language competence: The case of New York Dominican Spanish"

  • Leonardo Correa

    Leonardo Correa

    Spanish: Sociolinguistics and second language acquisition

    Dissertation research: Dialect contact and sociolinguistic variation in the Spanish spoken by a migrant community in Bogotá, Colombia Currently ABD

  • Joshua DeClerk

    Joshua DeClerk

    Spanish: Romance Linguistics, Contact Linguistics, Second (Third) Language Acquistion, Variation, Phonology

    Dissertation research:

  • Evens Domond

    French: French Literature- 20th century French literary theory and post-colonial literature, especially African and Caribbean authors

    Dissertation research: To be determined

  • Alejandra Escudero

    Alejandra Escudero

    Spanish: Spanish Linguistics: Sociophonetic variation in Venezuelan Spanish and morphological and syntactic variation in the Spanish of Cochabamba, Bolivia.

    Dissertation research: Sociophonetic Analysis of the Degree of Laryngeal tension as a feature of voice quality in the Spanish of Caracas, Venezuela. Currently ABD

  • Ricardo Estremera

    Ricardo Estremera

    Spanish: Sociolinguistics with dialect contact and concentration in second language acquisition

    Dissertation research: To be determined

  • Tara Feeney

    Tara Feeney

    Spanish: Linguistics

    Dissertation research: To be determined

  • Nicholas Figueroa

    Nicholas James Figueroa

    Spanish: Spanish Linguistics with a concentration in Spanish Heritage Language, Caribbean Dialectology, Contact Linguistics, Bilingualism, Spanish Phonology and Latin American/Caribbean Studies

    Dissertation research: Variation in /ɾ/ Outcomes in the Speech of U.S.-Born Puerto Rican and Dominican Heritage Spanish Speakers, successfully defended on 2/2/17

  • Gabriel Guadalupe

    Gabriel Guadalupe

    Spanish: Identity and bilingualism and sociolinguistics

    Dissertation research: "Exploring language maintenance in New York Dominican Spanish by analyzing sociolinguistic variation of /l/ and /r/" Currently ABD

  • Katja Higgins

    Katja Higgins

    Spanish: Latin American Literature

    Dissertation research: To be determined

  • Nyssa Knarvik

    Nyssa Knarvik

    Spanish: Spanish Linguistics

    Dissertation research: "Variation in the morphosyntax and lexicon of heritage speakers and second-language learners of Spanish"