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Maria Yakushkina

Maria Yakushkina

Assistant Professor

Maria Yakushkina, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Humanistic Studies. Her areas of expertise include sociolinguistics, transnationalism, heritage- and second language acquisition and teaching, language and gender, and sociopragmatics. Her current research focuses on the interconnection between transnationalism, language use, and identity among 1.5- and second generation of migrants, heritage speakers of Spanish in the US.

Ph.D. and M.A. Purdue University, B.A./M.A. Voronezh State University (Russia).
Courses taught:
  • Second Language Acquisition and Assessment
  • Language and Identity
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Spanish Phonetics
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • Spanish and English for the Professions
  • Spanish Language general courses
  • Intensive Spanish (Study Abroad)