Languages, Literatures & Cultures
PhD Students

  • Farah Ali

    Farah Ali

    Spanish: Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition

    Dissertation research: Bilingualism and language attitudes among Muslim women in Barcelona. She is a Karen R. Hitchcock New Frontiers Fund Award recipient (2017, Initiatives for Women), and has also authored several short stories online and in print. Currently ABD.
  • Pamela McNamara-Alvarado

    Pamela Alvarado-McNamara

    Spanish: Spanish linguistics

    Dissertation research:To be determined


  • Irlanda Álvarez

    Irlanda Álvarez

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research: To be determined


  • Mirna Álvarez

    Mirna Álvarez

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research: To be determined


  • Jenny Barranco

    Jenny Barranco

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research: To be determined

  • Marina Bonilla-Conejo

    Marina Bonilla

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research: To be determined


  • Amber Bradley

    Amber Bradley

    Spanish: Spanish cultural studies and literature minor

    Dissertation research: To be determined

  • Ramon Luciano Capellan

    Ramon Luciano Capellan

    Spanish: Latin American literature and culture, Caribbean cultural production, Dominican identity and Dominican Studies.

    Dissertation research: To be determined
  • Erika Clarkin

    Erika Clarkin

    Spanish: Spanish Sociolinguistics, bilingualism, Second Language Learning.

    Dissertation research: "The acquisition of variation in future time expressions by High School students learners of Spanish in Upstate New York."  Currently ABD.

  • 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

  • Diona Espinosa

    Diona Espinosa

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research: To be determined


  • 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

  • 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

  • Karol Ibarra Alvarado

    Karol Ibarra Alvarado

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research: To be determined

  • Nyssa Knarvik

    Nyssa Knarvik

    Spanish: Spanish Linguistics

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

  • Victor Lucio

    Victor Lucio

    Spanish: Second language acquisition and sociolinguistics

    Dissertation research: To be determined
  • Fredy Mendosa

    Fredy Mendosa

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research: To be determined


  • Benjamin Mielenz

    Benjamin Mielenz

    Spanish: Variationist sociolinguistics

    Dissertation research: Grammaticalization and morphosyntactic variation in conditional constructions in Peninsular Spanish
  • Jaime Mundo

    Jaime Mundo

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research: To be determined
  • Nerisha de Nil Padilla-Cruz

    Nerisha de Nil Padilla-Cruz

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research: To be determined


  • Jonathan Oliveri

    Jonathan Oliveri

    Spanish: Contemporary Peninsular and Latin American literature and film focusing on: Identity, memory, violence, urban spaces and masculinity studies

    Dissertation research: "Lost in Violence –  Forging Memories from Legacies of Neglect in Spanish and Peruvian Novels" 

  • Juanita Reyes

    Juanita Reyes

    Spanish: Spanish linguistics with a concentration in sociolinguistics

    Dissertation research: "Variación dialectal del español dominicano"

  • Alice Seixas

    Maria Alice Seixas

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research: To be determined

  • Ethan Sims

    Ethan Sims

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research: To be determined

  •  Edgardo Zea

    Edgardo Zea

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research: To be determined