Victor Valdivia

Prof. Victor A. Valdiva Ruiz

Assistant Professor of Spanish Literature
Faculty: Full-Time
Address: Phillips Hall


Professor Víctor Valdivia received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of New Mexico in 2016. His research focuses on the interplay between language use and grammar, particularly in contexts of language and dialect contact. Before coming to GWU, he taught Spanish and Hispanic Linguistics at the University of New Mexico, and at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.

Current Research

Research interests

Spanish as a heritage language

Language and dialect contact

Hispanic Sociolinguistics

Functional Syntax

Discourse analysis


PhD, University of New Mexico

MA, Universidad de Guadalajara

BA, Universidad de Guadalajara

Office Hours

FALL 2016

Mon Wed 11:30 - 12:30 and 4:40 - 5:10

Classes Taught

Intermediate Spanish I and Advanced Spanish II