Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A. (1999), Universidad de Deusto
M.A. (2003), University of Arizona
Ph.D. (2008), University of Maryland at College Park
About Dr. Ortega-Santos
Iván Ortega-Santos is an Associate Professor at the University of Memphis. He completed his doctoral work in Linguistics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and he holds an M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Arizona. His areas of research include: Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Dialectology and Translation and Interpretation. He is the author of the book Focus-related Operations at the Right Edge in Spanish, published by John Benjamins. He teaches courses in Linguistics, Translation and Interpretation as well as Spanish, with an emphasis on breaking down language barriers in the city of Memphis while providing meaningful learning opportunities for students. His community engagement program, Comunidad901, designed to support local Hispanic-serving organizations, earned him a HARC Angel Award from the Highland Area Renewal Corporation, Inc. in Memphis.