Victor Valdivia

Prof. Víctor A. Valdivia Ruiz

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Spanish Language Program Director
Faculty: Full-Time
Address: Phillips Hall
[email protected]

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

Classes Taught

Intermediate Spanish I and Advanced Spanish II