Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of New MexicoMA, Lingüística Española, Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá, ColombiaBA, Español e Inglés, Universidad del Tolima, Ibagué, Colombia
About Professor Ruiz-Garcia
Dr. Ruiz is originally from Colombia, South America. Her research interests include African contributions to Spanish, Spanish dialectology, language variation, language contact and bilingualism, Spanish phonology and syntax. She has a multicultural family, with her children being half Korean and half Colombian, raised in the United States. She also enjoys music and singing, and loves to volunteer and serve the community in her free time.
Publications, Articles, & Presentations
El español popular de Chocó, Colombia: Evidencia de una reestructuración parcial. Germany: VDM Verlag, 2009.
Awards & Honors
Buchan Award, 2016
Celebration of Faculty, Diversity Achievement and Success, 2014
Span 692H: Honors thesis in Spanish
SPAN 397: Undergraduate Seminar in Language and Linguistics
SPAN 378: Afro-Hispanic Language Contacts
SPAN 376: Phonetics and Phonology
SPAN 377: Grammatical Structure of Spanish
SPAN 300: Spanish Composition and Grammar Review
SPAN 203: Intermediate Spanish I