In Hispanic Linguistics, our primary areas of research are data-driven approaches to language in contexts of use by native and non-native speakers. We carry out this research in the areas of Phonetics, Pragmatics, Second-Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, and Syntax.
In Literatures and Cultures, we have research strengths in Film Studies, 20-21st Century Spanish American, 19-20th Century Spanish American, Colonial Spanish American, US Latina/o, Caribbean, Medieval, Early Modern/Golden Age, and Modern Peninsular including Catalonia.
We have recently come to conceive of our research areas in clusters that reflect primary research currents in the profession: “Geographies of Memory and Culture,” “Violence and Political Space,” “Philosophy, Political Thought and Psychoanalysis,” “Visual, Sound and Cinema Studies,” “Popular and Material Culture,” “Colonialism and Empire,” “Race and Ethnicity,” “Diaspora and Immigration,” “Gender and Sexuality,” “Culture and Modernity,” and “Cognition, Emotion and Sensation.”
In Luso-Brazilian literature and cultures, our research strengths lie in cultural, film and literary studies of Modern Portugal, Modern Brazil, Modern Lusophone Africa and Transatlantic Studies.