Eliot Raynor is a Ph.D. student in Hispanic Linguistics. He received B.A. degrees in Linguistics and Spanish from UNC-Chapel Hill, and an M.A. in Spanish from the University of South Carolina. His research explores variation and change in northwestern Colombia, with a specific focus on contact features and archaic forms in the provinces of Chocó and Antioquia. In the classroom, Eliot has developed a partnership with the Universidad de Córdoba in Montería, Colombia to encourage Spanish- and English-learner interactions with native speakers via semester-long telecollaborative exchanges beginning in 2015. Beyond teaching and linguistics, Eliot has worked professionally in affordable housing and immigration law, where he developed skills in Spanish translation and interpretation.
Doctoral Student, Hispanic Linguistics