Valentyna Filimonova, originally from Ukraine, is a Ph.D. candidate seeking a dual degree in General and Hispanic Linguistics at Indiana University. She received a B.A. in Spanish and Linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an M.A. in Spanish and General Linguistics from Indiana University. Valentyna's research interests include sociolinguistics, pragmatics, forensic linguistics, and pedagogy. While on the dual track, Valentyna has also completed a Certificate in College Pedagogy. She is currently working on her dissertation entitled "Polite lesmo in Mexican Spanish: Processing and production of variable social deixis." Valentyna loves doing collaborative research, innovating in teaching, and serving her community.
Doctoral Student, Hispanic Linguistics