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Flavia Belpoliti

Associate Professor 

Office: HL 318                
Phone: 903-886-5271

Flavia Belpoliti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she completed her undergraduate and graduate studies (Universidad del Salvador and Universidad de Buenos Aires), in the areas of Spanish Linguistics and Discourse Analysis. She obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Houston, in Texas.

Her field of study includes Spanish Sociolinguistics, Spanish in the US, and acquisition of Spanish as Second Language and as Heritage Language. She is the recipient of the 2008 Teaching Excellence Award (Teaching Fellow category) in the Hispanic Studies Department at the University of Houston, and the University of Houston’s 2012 Teaching Excellence Award (Group category).

Her publications include a number of articles in academic journals and a co-edited volume on the Hispanic experience in the US (Orbis/Urbis Latino. Los hispanos en las ciudades de los Estados Unidos. Bravo y Allende/Global CASA , 2008). In addition, Dr. Belpoliti has collaborated as a consultant and author in the edition of several textbooks in Spanish (McGrawHill, Cengage, Pearson).

Currently, Dr. Belpoliti is working in the areas of Spanish Heritage Learners’ lexical development and re-acquisition, and in the design and implementation of teaching and learning strategies for Spanish bilingual students.