Eva Núñez is Professor of Spanish linguistics at Portland State University (Oregon, USA), where she has been part of the Dept. of World Languages and Literatures since 2002. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Salamanca (Spain). She has taught linguistics courses at various universities in Europe and the USA, including the University of California at Berkeley, Middlebury College (Vermont), the University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras), the University of Houston (Texas), the National University of Ireland (Galway), and the University of Portsmouth (England). Her field of research focuses primarily on linguistics (phonetics, syntax, and history of the Spanish language) and applied linguistics (language variation, text analysis, and translation). She has led students on summer study abroad programs in Spain (Oviedo and Salamanca), Mexico, and Argentina. She enjoys traveling, swimming, hiking, and zumba. Her last international trip was to Uruguay (in 2017).
Dr. Núñez’s primary role as an educator is to bring students awareness about how important learning a second language is for college success, cognition and life skills, employability and earnings, and the health of the brain. In addition, learning Spanish will enable students to communicate with over 400 million people worldwide. Most importantly, it will allow them to understand other people and cultures, forming a better bond with one another across borders. Learning Spanish will empower you to have better international communication skills in the western hemisphere.
Dr. Núñez is very excited to participate in the fall 2019 voyage.