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Fall 2022 Italian Studies

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Graduate Alumni

PhD Alumni in Linguistics Heading link

Name Dissertation Year/Title Current Position
Maryann Parada 2016 / Lexical Availability in Diaspora Spanish: A Cross-generational Analysis of Chilean-Swedes Assistant Professor; Head of Spanish for Heritage Speakers program California State University Bakersfield
Zoe McMannon 2016 / Grammatical Gender in Child Bilinguals: Language Acquisition across Sociolinguistic & Pedagogical Spheres Elementary Bilingual Education Teacher
Bernard Issa 2015 / Morphosyntactic Development In A Second Language: An Eye-Tracking Study On The Role Of Attention Assistant Professor University of Tennessee Knoxville
Jeanne Heil 2015 / Infinitivals At The End State: Evidence For The L2 Acquisition Of English Non-Finite Complementation Assistant Professor Eastern Mennonite University
Junice Acosta 2014 / Phonological Variation In Cibaeno Spanish: Social Networks As Potential Predictors Of Semi-Vocalization Assistant Professor Southern Utah University
Shane Ebert 2014 / The Morphosyntax Of Wh-Questions: Evidence From Spanish-English Code-Switching Visiting Lecturer University of Illinois at Chicago
Mandy Faretta-Stutenberg 2014 / Pronoun Categorization: Evidence From Spanish/English Code-Switching Assistant Professor University of Alabama
Laura Bartlett-Hsu 2013 / Adjectives That Aren't: An ERP-Theoretical Analysis Of Adjectives In Spanish Current position unknown
Bradley Hoot 2012 / Presentational Focus In Heritage And Monolingual Spanish Assistant Professor DePaul University
Jill Jegerski 2010 / Ultimate Attainment In Second Language Acquisition: Near-Native Sentence Processing In Spanish Assistant Professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Julia Oliver Rajan 2008 / Vowel Raising In Puertorican Spanish Associate Professor of Instruction University of Iowa
Clara Burgo 2008 / Tense And Aspect Grammaticalization In Bilbao Spanish Assistant Professor Loyola University
Gregory Keating 2005 / Processing Gender Agreement Across Phrases In Spanish Eye Movements During Sentence Comprehension Associate Professor San Diego State University
Claudia Fernández 2005 / The Role Of Explicit Information In Instructed Sla: Evidence From A Pi Study Associate Professor Knox College
Elisa Baena 2004 / Estudio Pragmático De La Ironía Verbal En Español Senior Lecturer Northwestern University
Dinorah Scott 2003 / Mood Variation In Spanish: A Neo-Gricean Pragmatic Explanation Assistant Professor Whitworth University
Eduardo Urios 2002 / Pragmatics Of Metaphor In Context Associate Professor; Coordinator of Spanish Program University of Connecticut

PhD Alumni in Literature Heading link

Name Dissertation Title Current Position
Ruben Pérez 2015 / Sexuality And Desire In Spanish, Mexican And Argentinean Working-Class Narratives Assistant Professor Dominican University
A. Maximiliano Sánchez 2015 / Dysfunctional Machines: The Presence Of The Avant-Garde In Flour Latin American Writers Instructor; Coordinator of the Modern Languages Program University of Illinois at Springfield
Xabier Granja 2015 / Fracasos Cortesanos: Exceso Masculino Y Rearticulacion De La Hegemonia Cultural En Maria De Zayas Lecturer University of Alabama
Susana Domingo 2015 / Realismos Postmodernos; Mirada Virtual, Consume Y Familia En Cine De España Y Chile Assistant Professor University of Massachusetts Boston
Lillian Gorman 2015 / Ethnolinguistic Contact Zones: Identity And Language Among Mexican-Nuevomexicano Families In New Mexico Assistant Professor University of Arizona
Melissa Huerta 2014 / We Need The Whole Latina Package: Teatro Luna And The Meaning Of Latina Assistant Professor Denison University
Martin Ponti 2014 / Daytime Divas: Unmasking Queerness On Argentinean Television And Film Assistant Professor Washington College
Diana González 2014 / Mujeres Al Borde De Un Ataque De Nervios: La Histeria En La Literatura Caribeña Y Latino-Caribeña Lecturer University of Illinois at Chicago
Andrea Castelluccio 2014 / Cuerpos De Mujer, Sujetos Femeninos Y El Escenario Nacional En El Cine Argentino: 1930-1960 General Service Administration; Escuela Argentina de Washington DC; Free-lance Translator
Luz Bibiana Fuentes 2013 / Deviant Narratives: Anomalous Subjective Positions In Post-Boom Latin American Literature Assistant Professor University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Jelena Sánchez 2012 / La Tramoyera: A New Role For Women In The Golden Age Comedia De Capa Y Espada Adjunct Assistant Professor North Central College
Inés Sahagún-Bahena 2011 / Space And The City In Mexican Women's Novels; 1980-1990's Business Services Specialist at Environmental Health and Safety Office University of Illinois at Chicago
Stephen Buttes 2010 / Poverty And Nationalism In The Americas Assistant Professor Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
Eugenio DiStefano 2010 / From Aesthetics to Politics: The Case Of The Southern Cone Assistant Professor University of Nebraska at Omaha
Javier García 2010 / Entre Humanismo Y Barbarie: P;Osibilidades Criticas De La Narrativa Espanola Ante El Discurso Hereditario Current position unknown
Clara Herrera 2008 / Profession, Vocation Or Duty?: Economic Discourses Of Woman's Work In Golden Age Spanish Literature Associate Professor Wheaton College Norton
Jennifer Rudolph 2008 / Roncamos Porque Podemos: Racialization, Redemption, And Mascu-Latinidad Assistant Professor Connecticut College
Juan Trouillhet 2007 / Shakespeare Valle-Inclán Y La Renovacion Teatral Española Instructor Centro Complutense para la enseñanza del español
Maria Trouillhet 2006 / Tu Y Yo En Femenino: Amor Y Amistad Entre Mujeres En La Narrativa Contemporánea Instructor University Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona
Carlos Pueyo 2006 / Lenguaje Insuficiente, Colores Suficientes: El Azul En Becquer Y Novalis Associate Professor Valparaiso University
David Rodríguez 2004 / Postmodernist C(Ha)Osmos: Reading Historiographic Metafiction In Juan Goytisolo And Abel Posse Lecturer University of Illinois at Chicago
Juan Gamiño 2004 / Hernán Cortés Y Tlatelolco, Auto-Construcción De Una Imagen Individual Y Reconstrucción De Una Imagen Colectiva Current position unknown
David Gilliam 2002 / Mapping Afro-Hispanic Discourse In Three Novelists: Colombia, Perú And Puerto Rico Associate Professor DePaul University
Bernardo Navia 2001 / Ni Paraiso Terrenal Ni Antipodas: La Visión Del Nuevo Mundo De Alvar Núñez, Cabeza De Vaca Visiting Lecturer University of Illinois at Chicago