Visiting Professor

Neill Hall 303
Telephone: 651-696-6390

Abby’s research interests include language acquisition and bilingualism, language in context (especially on social media), and sociolinguistics. Her dissertation research investigates the development and production of oral linguistic complexity and accuracy in intermediate learners of Spanish. 

Outside of her academic interests, Abby enjoys cooking, baking and being active—she's a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo and assists her spouse's kettlebell classes. She was also a Certified Veterinary Technician in a former life, which means she shares her life with a least a few critters at all times. Currently, she has two Pugs who participated in dog shows before their retirement, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and a cat who believes she is really a dog. 

BA: Spanish Studies, University of Minnesota
MA: Hispanic Linguistics, University of Minnesota
PhD (ABD, expected 2015): Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, University of Minnesota