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Senior Lecturer in the Language Center
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research interests include sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, acquisition of cognate languages, development of cultural competence, and translation. I am one of the creators of the international symposium on Portuguese for Spanish Speakers: Acquisition and Teaching, which had its fifth edition in 2014, and an author and editor of several scholarly articles and books. My current focus is on the acquisition of Portuguese by speakers of Spanish and other Romance languages.
BioI am a Lecturer in the Division of Literatures Cultures and Language, teaching in the Spanish Language Program for the Stanford Language Center and in the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures.
Currently I teach first- and second-year Spanish language classes and lead courses on Brazilian cultural studies. I received my Ph.D. from Stanford in 2015 in Iberian and Latin American Cultures and have published a cultural history of Rio de Janeiro (2016) as well as book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, essays, and journalism. I've also taught Portuguese through the DLCL and the Center for Latin American Studies in recent years.