Ana Maria Anderson
Director of the Spanish Writing Center
B.A. in Mathematics & Spanish, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2011; M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics, University of Minnesota, 2015; Ph.D., 2017
Ana received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests center on the spectrum of language contact phenomena ranging from the societal level (e.g. her dissertation work on contact between Spanish and Galician in northwest Spain) to the individual level (e.g. her work on student writing development in their second language). She has focused particularly on contact phenomena in Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese. She is currently examining the development of Undergraduate student writing skills over the course of a foreign language major.