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Fabiola Fernandez-Doig

My academic journey has been driven by my passion for education and my curiosity towards humanity. I earned my Ph.D. in sociolinguistics and anthropological linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Prior to that, I attained my Master's degree in Latin American and Latinx Literature at New Mexico State University, and two bachelor's degrees - one in Humanities at PUCP and the other in Education at UDEP - in Peru. I have worked at various universities in the United States and Peru. My focus is on finding innovative ways to improve education and support my students.

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1149 Patterson Office Tower
Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Concentrations: Spanish, Discourse and Narrative Analysis, Linguistic Anthropology, sociolinguistics.
Minor: Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Minor: Latino/Latina Studies
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Doctoral Dissertation Title: Approaching Devices in Personal Narratives in Lambayeque, Perú.
Advisors: Dr. Jonathan MacDonald (Spanish & Portuguese/ Linguistics), Dr. Krystal Smalls (Anthropology/Linguistics)

In Progress Master Universitario en Tecnologías Educativas y Competencias Digitales
Department of Education
Universidada Internacional de La Rioja
2002 M.A., Latin American Literature
Specialization in Latin American Contemporary Literature
Department of Language and Linguistics
New Mexico State University

1999 B.A., Education
Department of Education
University of Piura, Piura-Peru.

1997 B.A., Humanities. Literature and Linguistics
Department of Humanities
The Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Lima, Peru
Research Interests
  • Spanish as a Heritage Language
  • Linguistic Antropology/Sociolinguistics
  • Discurse analysis
  • Education
  • technology in foreign language education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies