Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish
Professor Granja-Falconi received her PhD in Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition from Rutgers University in 2010. She also obtained an MA in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, an MAT in Spanish Instruction from Rutgers University, and a BA in Educational Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador with a specialization in History and Geography. In addition, she was certified as a Spanish teacher by the State of New Jersey. Her research and teaching interests focus on: Spanish applied linguistic (bilingualism in the U.S. and Andean region, language change induced by language contact, and interference at the syntax/semantic interface Spanish/ English); Spanish language instruction (curriculum development, social and cultural issues in second language and heritage language acquisition, and cross-cultural communications in a technology enhanced environment); and cultural expressions (Andean literature and Indigenous cultures).