Graduate Students in Hispanic LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES

Name
Position and Research Interests
Email Address
Alejandra Marín Pineda
PhD candidate
Latin American theatre and drama; theories of performativity; politics of literature, theatre and performance 20th-21st centuries 
amarin25@uic.edu
Ana Baez
PhD candidate
20th and 21st century Hispanic Caribbean literature; literary and critical theory; aesthetics; politics; cultural representations    
abaez2@uic.edu
Andrés Aluma
PhD candidate
Violence and new aesthetics in Colombian 20th-21st literature
aaluma2@uic.edu
Anǵelica Ahlman
PhD student
Hispanic literary and cultural studies
 aahlma22@uic.edu
Arantza Rodriguez Gago
PhD student
Contemporary Latin American literature and new aesthetics; memory and body memory
arodr38@uic.edu
Carmen Cantisan
PhD student
Hispanic literary and cultural studies
 ccanti2@uic.edu
Eduardo Dawson
MA student
Hispanic literary and cultural studies
 edawso5@uic.edu
Gianfranco Languasco
PhD student
Hispanic literary and cultural studies
 glangu2@uic.edu
Jessica Schook
PhD student
Hispanic literary and cultural studies
 jschoo3@uic.edu
Jill Quarles
PhD candidate
Medieval and early modern Spanish fiction, feminist studies, moral relativism
Webpage
cquarl3@uic.edu
José Ángel Navejas
PhD student
20th century Mexican literature; social class topics; Latin American literature
Webpage
jnavej1@uic.edu
Juanita Calvo
PhD student
Latino literature, contemporary Latin American literature, memory
Webpage
jcalvo2@uic.edu
Lina Hoyos
PhD student
21st century Latin American literature, French & Francophone literature and film, visual culture
lhoyos3@uic.edu
Lisa James
PhD candidate
Early modern Spanish literature, philosophy, and visual traditions; theories of the novel
ljames2@uic.edu
Luis Gimenez
MA student
Hispanic literary and cultural studies

 jgimen2@uic.edu
Luiza Morena Zanchi
PhD student
20th-21st century Latin American literature; philosophy of perception; phenomenology & aesthetics; visual arts; text & image; literary & critical theory
lzanch2@uic.edu
Margarita Montesino 
MA student
Hispanic literary and cultural studies
mmonte24@uic.edu
Mayte Harbison
PhD student
Hispanic literary and cultural studies
 mharbi2@uic.edu
Meloddye Carpio Ríos
PhD student
Contemporary Latin American literature and culture; peruvian narratives, gender studies and politics of social identity
mrodr53@uic.edu
Michael Gismondi
PhD student
Early modern, Spanish mysticism; colonial, las casas, conquistador narratives
mgismo2@uic.edu
Oscar Campo
PhD student
Contemporary Latin-American narrative; theory of the novel; intersection between the practice of writing, subjectivity, and economy
ocampo6@uic.edu
Raul Rodriguez
MA student
Hispanic literary and cultural studies
 rrodri51@uic.edu
Tania Torres Oyarce
MA student
Hispanic literary and cultural studies
 ttorre23@uic.edu
Yanire Marquez
PhD candidate
Challenging the limits of the visible in the Spanish cinema produced by women filmmakers: Towards a haptic and multisensory gynofilm
Webpage
 ymarqu2@uic.edu

Graduate Students in Hispanic Linguistics

Name
Position and Research Interests
Email Address
Alicia Luque-Ferreras

PhD student
Second language acquisition; bilingualism; explicit/implicit training conditions; neurocognition of language; individual differences in cognition 
Webpage 

aluque2@uic.edu
Angela Betancourt
MA student
Spanish phonology; dialectology; Spanish syntax
abetan3@uic.edu
Ariane Sande-Piñeiro
PhD candidate
Theoretical linguistics; bilingualism; code switching; second language and heritage language teaching; distributed morphology, null subjects, phonetics and phonology
asande20@uic.edu
Azucena Rosas-Gonzalez

MA student
Hispanic linguistics 

arosas7@uic.edu
Briana Villegas

PhD student
Hispanic linguistics 

bville4@uic.edu
Carrie Pichan PhD student
Second and third language phonological acquisition
Webpage 
cpicha3@uic.edu
Daniel Vergara

PhD student
Syntactic theory; including negation and negative concord in Spanish; theory-driven empirical research in Basque-Spanish code-switching
Webpage

dverga3@uic.edu
David Abugaber

PhD student
Hispanic linguistics

dabuga2@uic.edu
Francisca J. Medrano
MA student
Spanish sociolinguistics; dialectology; language variation and change with a focus on bi-dialectal Spanish in the U.S.
Webpage
medrano1@uic.edu
Irati de Nicolás
PhD student
Code switching; bilingualism
idenic2@uic.edu
Irene Finestrat-Martinez
MA student
Individual differences in Second Language acquisition; first language attrition; cross-cultural pragmatics
ifines2@uic.edu
Jon Robledo
PhD student
Bilingualism; code switching; word order
jroble22@uic.edu
José Sequeros-Valle
PhD student
Adult language acquisition of syntax, pragmatics and their interface
jseque3@uic.edu
June Iturriaga
MA student
Hispanic Linguistics
jiturr2@uic.edu
Leire Echevarría
MA student
Hispanic Linguistics
lechev3@uic.edu
Lucia Badiola
PhD student
Bilingualism; syntactic theory; code-switching; methodology
lbadio2@uic.edu
María Alejandra Prieto-Mendoza
PhD student
Pragmatics; critical discourse analysis; language manipulation for the dissemination of social inequality and dominance
pmendoza@uic.edu
María Victoria Tissera
MA student
Hispanic linguistics 
mtisse2@uic.edu
Megan Marshall

MA student
Hispanic linguistics 

mmarsh26@uic.edu
Paula Motrico
MA student
Bilingualism and multilingualism, language processing and second and third language acquisition
pmotri2@uic.edu
Rodrigo Delgado
PhD student
Hispanic Linguistics
 rdelga21@uic.edu
Sara Stefanich
PhD student
Bi/Multilingualism; code-switching; third language acquisition; second language phonology
sstefa4@uic.edu
Sandra Marin-Sancho
MA student
Hispanic linguistics 
smarcn2@uic.edu
Sergio E Ramos
PhD student
Syntax; semantics; bilingualism; ellipsis; issues of methodology; sentence processing
Webpage
sramos6@uic.edu
Timothy Anderson
PhD candidate
Hispanic linguistics 
 tander12@uic.edu
Zenaido Ramos
PhD student
Spanish in contact; Spanish in California's Central Valley; third language acquisition 
Webpage
zramos3@uic.edu