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.
  • Irlanda Álvarez

    Irlanda Álvarez

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research:To be determined


  • Mirna Álvarez

    Mirna Álvarez

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research:To be determined


  • Pamela McNamara-Alvarado

    Pamela Alvarado-McNamara

    Spanish: Spanish linguistics

    Dissertation research:To be determined


  • Jenny Barranco

    Jenny Barranco

    Spanish:

    Dissertation research:To be determined

  • Amber Bradley

    Amber Bradley

    Spanish: Spanish cultural studies and literature minor

    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

  • 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: "Development of morphosyntactic and lexical complexity in heritage and second-language speakers of Spanish"