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Dania C. López García

Assistant Professor
Office: CHS 273
Phone: 956-882-8216

Dania Lopez-Garcia


Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics

Having always had a great love and appreciation for language and culture she pursued her studies in Spanish at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1998, she moved to Stanford University to pursue her post-graduate education, where she received her Master’s of Arts Degree in Spanish Literature and continued with her doctoral studies. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation entitled, ¿Tan cubanos como siempre? The Cultural Evolution of a Cuban American Family in the United States. Her areas of interests are sociolinguistics and applied linguistics. She is especially interested in the Spanish of Latinos in the United States and on how it is that two languages are developed, used, and maintained by individuals and communities.


Language maintenance and languages shift, bilinguals and bilingualism, language diversity, the teaching of Spanish to Hispanics as a heritage language and the teaching of Spanish to monolingual English speakers.


M.A., Stanford University, 1999
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1998

Courses Taught:

SPAN 1373
SPAN 2321
SPAN 4310
SPAN 4312
SPAN 4317
SPAN 6380 ( Topic: Issues and Methods in the Teaching of Spanish as a Heritage Language)