Assistant Professor of Spanish
Office Location: 216 Meredith Hall
Sofía Paredes holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics with an Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition from the University of California. She received her M.A. in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies from the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar and her B.A. in Spanish Literature and Pedagogy from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador. She previously taught Spanish at the university level for several years at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR and Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.
Her research interests include the transition from intermediate to advanced levels in language learning, the integration of language, culture and community engagement projects in Spanish language courses, and the development of argumentative writing in Spanish as a second language and as a heritage language in the U.S.