LLC PhD Students

Current LLC PhD Students and their research.

Visit our Alumni page to see a selection of our grads and what they've been doing.

 

Current LLC PhD Students

 

Irlanda Álvarez

Irlanda Álvarez

Spanish: Hispanic Literature.

Dissertation research: I am interested in research about Hispanic and Caribbean authors that portray the ideology of contemporary society. 

Mirna Álvarez

Mirna Álvarez

Spanish: Hispanic Literature.

Dissertation research: A transatlantic poetic dialogue between female voices in the avant-garde.

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Jenny Barranco

Spanish:

Dissertation research: To be determined.

Amber Bradley

Amber Bradley

Spanish: Spanish cultural studies and literature minor.

Dissertation research: To be determined.

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Elsa Cembrero Bonet

Spanish:

Dissertation research: To be determined.

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Alejandra Escudero

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: A Sociolinguistic Study of Dominican Spanish Spoken in Urban Puerto Rico: Dialect Convergence of Second Generation Dominicans.

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Caitlin Fanning

Spanish:

Dissertation research: To be determined.

Tara Feeney

Tara Feeney

Spanish: Linguistics.

Dissertation research: To be determined.

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Katja Higgins

Spanish: Latin American Literature.

Dissertation research: To be determined.

Karol Ibarra Alvarado

Karol Ibarra Alvarado

Spanish:

Dissertation research: To be determined.

Fiordaliza Ippolito

Fiordaliza Ippolito

Spanish:

Dissertation research: To be determined.

LLC PhD Student

Nyssa Knarvik

Spanish: Spanish Linguistics

Dissertation research: "Analyzing differences in lexical development in Spanish second-language and heritage speakers"

Rocio Leguisamon

Rocio Leguisamon

Spanish: sociolinguistics, language contact, Spanish in the US, and Spanish lexical and morphosyntactic variation

Dissertation research: Code Switching and Lexical Phenomena in 3 Generations of Dominican Spanish Speakers in New Jersey

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Madalina Man

Spanish:

Dissertation research:

Benjamin Mielenz

Benjamin Mielenz

Spanish: Variationist sociolinguistics.

Dissertation research: Grammaticalization and morphosyntactic variation in conditional constructions in Peninsular Spanish.

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Christopher Miller

Spanish: Second Language Acquisition, and Learner Ideology of Dialectal features in Spanish

Dissertation research: To be determined.

LLC PhD Student

Michelle Monaco

Spanish: Literature

Dissertation research: To be determined.

Nerisha de Nil Padilla-Cruz

Nerisha de Nil Padilla-Cruz

Spanish:Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies

Dissertation research: The Role of Women in Narco-Culture 

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Claudia Pique

Spanish:

Dissertation research:

Sarah Rubio

Sarah Rubio

Spanish: Linguistics,  Language Acquisition, Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, Processing Instruction, Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Grammar, Sociolinguistic Variation, Cognitive Sociolinguistics

Dissertation research: The acquisition of sociolinguistic variation in the classroom using a Cognitive Linguistics approach.

LLC PhD Student

Maria Alice Seixas

Spanish: Linguistics, Language Contact between Portuguese and Spanish

Dissertation research: Spanish in Rio de Janeiro: Issues in Bilingualism and Language Contact

Ethan Sims

Ethan Sims

Spanish:

Dissertation research: To be determined.

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Bianca Zazzarini-Leon

Spanish:

Dissertation research: To be determined.

Edgardo Zea

Edgardo Zea

Spanish:

Dissertation research: To be determined.