Our 2014 Job Placements
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UT Austin congratulates our PhD candidates who had already accepted tenure-track and postdoctoral positions in other academic institutions.
Ashwini Ganeshan accepted a position as Second Year Spanish Language Coordinator at the University of Oklahoma, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. Ashwini's interests include syntax-semantics, language acquisition and pedagogy. Her dissertation on case marking in Spanish psychological verbs was written under the supervision of Dr. Chiyo Nishida and Dr. John Beavers.
Arthur Wendorf has accepted a position as an assistant professor in the Department of World Languages at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. His dissertation, supervised by Dr. Dale Koike, focuses on the design of feedback within serious games that teach second language vocabulary.
Brandon Baird accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. His dissertation, "An acoustic analysis of contrastive focus marking in Spanish-K'ichee' (Mayan) bilingual intonation", was supervised by Professor Jacqueline Toribio.
Cecilia Tocaimaza-Hatch has accepted an assistant professor position in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In her dissertation, under the supervision of Dr. Dale Koike, Cecilia studied how Spanish L2 learners learn vocabulary through interaction.
Eliseo Jacob will be a Lecturer of Portuguese in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Howard University in Washington, D.C.. His dissertation, “The Gritty City: Representations of Male Youth in the Works of Ferréz, Sacolinha, Junot Díaz and Ernesto Quiñonez" was supervised by Professor Sonia Roncado
Enrique Gonzalez-Conty accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Professor Cesar A. Salgado supervised his dissertation titled “Archiving the Revolution: Claiming History in Cuban Literature and Film”.
Jennifer Lang-Rigal will be an Assistant Professor of Spanish linguistics in the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Her dissertation, "A perceptual and experimental phonetic approach to dialect stereotypes: the Tonada Cordobesa of Argentina" was supervised by Professor Jacqueline Toribio.
Nancy Tille-Victorica, who specializes in contemporary Latin American literature, will be an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. Professor Naomi Lindstrom supervised Nancy's dissertation titled The Corporeality of Trauma, Memory, and Resistance: Writing the Body in Contemporary Fiction from Chile and Argentina.
Paula C. Park has accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at Ohio University. Her dissertation, "Transcolonial Listeners: Dissonances in Cuban and Philippine Literature," was supervised by Prof. César A. Salgado.