Research Areas

Our research areas

Our areas of focus are the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America and the Caribbean, Lusophone Africa, and the U.S. We have specific research strengths in the following areas:

Teaching informed by critical investigation

Our research strengths directly inform both the graduate and undergraduate programs. We teach our research in all advanced undergraduate and graduate classes in linguistics, literature, and culture. In linguistics, graduate and undergraduates receive training in study design and data collection.

Our distinctive research strengths also foment undergraduate learning through our program in the Dominican Republic, which draws on our research and teaching excellence in Dominican phonetics and Caribbean literature and culture.

Our research in second-language acquisition and in classroom-based teaching inform elements of the Basic Language Program as well as the graduate pedagogy course (S517) that we provide for associate instructors.