Víctor A. Valdivia Ruiz

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Víctor A. Valdivia Ruiz

Assistant Professor of Spanish, Director of Spanish Language


Office Phone: 202-994-6965
Columbian College of Arts & Sciences 801 22nd Street, NW, 521 Washington DC 20052

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. 

Research interests

Spanish as a heritage language

Language and dialect contact

Hispanic Sociolinguistics

Functional Syntax

Discourse analysis

  • Bilingualism in the Spanish-speaking World
  • Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners
  • Advanced Spanish I y II
  • Intermediate Spanish I y II
  • Elementary Spanish

PhD, University of New Mexico

MA, Universidad de Guadalajara

BA, Universidad de Guadalajara