Graduate Students

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Hiram Aguilar

Hiram Aguilar

Languages: Spanish, English
Interest Areas: TESOL, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, translation


Pedro Castro Jr (he/him)

Website: Pedro J. Castro, M.A.Ed. 
Languages: English and Spanish
Interest Areas: Educational Technology and Teaching English as a Second Language

Chuchi Cen

Chuhui Cen (She/Her)

Languages: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin native), English (Advanced), German (Intermediate)
Interest Areas: Language and Culture (Major), Chinese Language, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (Undergraduate major), Language Comparison, Intercultural communication


Foster Jaelynn Van Deventer

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese
Interest Areas: Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy, Language and Culture, Etymology, Historical Linguistics, Phonology

Esra Eldem2

Esra Eldem (she/her)

Languages: Turkish (native), English (proficient), German (intermediate)
Interest Areas: Psycholinguistics, Morphological and Syntactic Processing, First and Second Language Acquisition, Language Attrition, Heritage Speakers


Kirsten Hernandez (she/her/ella)

Languages: English, American Sign Language
Interest Areas: Signed language linguistics, language policy, late first language acquisition

Langdon Holmes

Langdon Holmes (he/him)

Languages: English, Spanish (proficient), French (intermediate)
Interest Areas: Formulaic Language, Learner Feedback, Dynamic Assessment, Lexical Decision Tasks, Corpus Methods, and Chilean Spanish

Cyrus Lai

Cyrus Lai (he/him)

Languages: English (native), Cantonese (proficient), Mandarin (proficient), Japanese (intermediate)
Interest Areas: Bilingualism, Language Variation, Optimality Theory, Translation, Teaching English as a Second Language

Hannah Magno

Hannah Magno (she/her)

Languages: Tagalog, English, Spanish, French, Bahasa Indonesian, and Korean
Interest Areas: TESOL, EFL/ESL, English Acquisition Education

Hannah Ngo

Hannah Ngo

Languages: English, Vietnamese, Spanish

Andie Niederecker Portrait

Andriana (Andie) Niederecker (she/they)

Languages: English (native), Spanish (advanced), Arabic (beginner)
Interest Areas: Language Documentation & Description, Semantics/Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax, Discourse Analysis, Interdisciplinary Applications

Max Payne

Max Payne (He/Him/His)

Languages: Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian, Irish, Mandarin Chinese
Interest Areas: Second language acquisition and instruction, Indo-European linguistics

Cassie Pham

Cassandra (Cassie) Pham (she/her)

Languages: Vietnamese, English, Chinese Mandarin
Interest Areas:  Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Technology, Productivity, Arts

Juan Rosas

Juan Rosas (he/him)

Website: @Juan_LunaDD
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Interest Areas: Linguistic Anthropology, Language and Race, Mexican-American communities, Brazil

Mara Smith

Mara Smith 

Languages: English, Spanish (intermediate)
Interest Areas: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Michael Valentekovic

Languages: Russian, Croatian, French, German, Spanish
Interest Areas: Computational Linguistics, Language and Music, Phonology, Phonetics, Language Processing