Dr. Carolina Alonso
Chair & Associate Professor of Borders & Languages, Sociology & Human Services, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. Latina/o Literature
  • Chicana/o Studies
  • Women’s and Gender studies
  • Spanish for Second Language Learners 
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Education

  • Ph.D., Spanish, with subspecialties in US Latino and Latin American Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Houston, 2015
  • Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Houston, 2014
  • M.A., Spanish Latin American Literature, University of Texas-Pan American, 2009
  • B.A., Spanish, University of Texas-Pan American, 2007

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Dr. Ana Diaz-Collazos
Assistant Professor
Teacher Education & Sociology

Expertise

  • Spanish
  • Linguistics
  • Teaching diverse students
  • Discourse analysis
  • Creative Writing

Education

  • Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, University of Florida, 2014
  • M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Colombia, 2006
  • B.A., Comparative Literature, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, 2003

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Carlos Enrique Ibarra
Visiting Instructor

Areas of expertise

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Minority/hegemonic language contact
  • Language attitudes and ideologies
  • Language acquisition
  • Language pedagogy
  • Adult literacy and language learning
  • Heritage languages
  • Phonetics/phonology
  • Dialectology
  • Spanish in New Mexico
  • Statistics
  • Languages of research agenda: Spanish, Tu’un Savi (Mixteco), English, Spanglish, French, Franglais, Italian, Veneto

Education

  • Hispanic Linguistics Ph. D., University of New Mexico, ABD (all but dissertation), set to defend in fall 2022
  • Spanish Linguistics M. A., University of Florida, 2012
  • Spanish-American Literature M. A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2002
  • Physics B. Sc., Universidad de las Americas – Puebla, Mexico, 1998

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Dr. David Vásquez-Hurtado
Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Areas of expertise

  • Hispanic Studies 
  • Monsters in Literature and film
  • Criminology 
  • Critical Theory
  • Spanish for the Professions 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Early Modern Spanish and Colonial Literature 

Education

  • Ph.D., in Spanish Literature, University of Florida
  • M.A., in Spanish, University of Florida
  • Lawyer, Universidad de San Buenaventura (Colombia)  

 

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