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María González-Ferrer

María González-Ferrer
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PhD Student
Teaching Assistant of Spanish


Born in Madrid (Spain), I am a third year Ph.D. student in the Hispanic Linguistics program. During Spring '23 semester, I will be teaching one sections of SPAN 2001, and I will serve as the Writing Intensive Program TA for the Latin American Cinema Class (SPAN 4082) with Dr.Kaplan.

In the last 4 years, I taught SPAN 1002E, SPAN 1110, SPAN 1110E, SPAN 2001, and SPAN 2002. I also served as a TA for SPAN 4090 (Service Learning), and SPAN 4082 (Latin American Cinema).

Besides teaching regular classes, I also worked as a Graduate Research Assistant with Dr.Quesada and Dr.Blackwell during 2020-2021. During 2023, I will be one of the 15 UGA Grad students of the Future Faculty Fellowship Program, and I will coordinate the Study Abroad program UGA in Valencia during the summer. 

My current research interests include, but are not limited to, Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, and Heritage Speakers. 


Of note:

Besides my studies, I am part of the organizing committee of the Spanish short film festival "España en corto". I also help to organize the Women's Forum series, that champions female voices in academia. 

If you would like to contact me, feel free to send me an email ( 


In Spring 2020 I finished my Masters in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Georgia with a minor in Cinema. 

In 2014, I graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain) earning a B.A in Translation & Interpreting of English, Portuguese & Spanish. 

In 2009, I graduated from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) earning a Licenciatura in Advertising and Public Relations.


Articles Featuring María González-Ferrer
Monday, January 16, 2023 - 5:06pm

María González-Ferrer, Graham Johnson, and Eliot Westdorp, doctoral students in Romance Linguistics, recently published their paper "The historical evolution of the Spanish discourse marker pues from the 16th century" in the proceedings of the

Events featuring María González-Ferrer, J. Graham Johnson, Ningxian Li
Gilbert Hall Room 116 and ZOOM

The Romance Languages GSO is proud to organize the following colloquium:

  1. 'Nunca voy a usar el lenguaje inclusivo'. Actitudes lingüisticas hacia el languaje inclusivo en Espana y Argentina
    Presented by Maria Gonzales & Graham Johnson (in Spanish, at 4:00)
  2. The transition feature of todavia
    Presented by Ningxian Li (in English,…

GSO invites you to the next colloquium:

"Análisis de por y para en los libros de texto"

by María González-Ferrer

contact for ZOOM link

Gilbert Hall

People from all departments are welcome at this event. Please, feel free to share this info and the flyer with your students. 

Gilbert Hall

People from all departments are welcome at this event. Please, feel free to share this info and the flyer with your students. 

Major Professor

Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics

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