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Irati Hurtado Ruiz

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  • Wednesdays: 12pm - 1pm (or by appointment)


I was born and raised in Andalucía, south of Spain. I graduated from the University of Deusto in 2016 with a BA in Modern Languages with a concentration in Linguistic Studies. During my undergraduate studies I also had the opportunity of studying abroad in Germany, where I came back again right after my graduation. My passion for languages brought me then to the US, where I am now completing my coursework towards an MA in Spanish Linguistics.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

Second Language Acquisiton, Bilingualism, Psycholinguistics, Heritage Languages,


  • MA Spanish Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), -in progress-
  • Study Abroad, Fachhochschule Aachen (Germany), 2016
  • Study Abroad, Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg (Germany), 2014-2015
  • BA Modern Languages: concentration in Linguistic Studies, University of Deusto (Spain), 2012-2016

Distinctions / Awards

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (2017)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students (Fall 2016)
  • DAAD Scholarship for Language and Culture Studies in Germany (2016)
  • Academic Excellence Award for students at the University of Deusto (2012-2016)
  • Academic Excellence Award for Arts and Humanities students coming to the Basque Country (2012)


  • SPAN 141: Intro to Spanish Grammar (Fall 2017)
  • SPAN 130: Intermediate Spanish (Summer 2017)
  • SPAN 130: Intermediate Spanish (Spring 2017)
  • SPAN 130: Intermediate Spanish (Fall 2016)