Language... Always Language

J. Sánchez-Naranjo, Ph.D.

My Story

I have always been amazed at language structure, use, and how child and adult learners solve the puzzle of language acquisition. I received my B.Ed. in Philology and Languages from the Universidad Nacional of Colombia. Then I completed M.A. studies in Sociolinguistics and Spanish Linguistics in Colombia and Canada. In 2009, I earned my Ph.D. Degree in Second Language Acquisition from The University of Toronto in Canada.

Academic Positions in USA & Canada

2017 - To Date

Assistant Professor

Department of Spanish

Amherst College

2011 - 2017

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

The University of Oklahoma

2009 - 2011

Visiting Assistant Professor

Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese

Michigan State University

2002 - 2007

Course Instructor

Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese

The University of Toronto






Academic Positions in Colombia

1994 - 1995

Visiting Assistant Professor

Facultad de Filosofía

y Humanidades

Univers. del Señora del Rosario


1998 - 2001

Assistant Professor

Dept. de Lingüística y lenguas Modernas

Universidad Distrital

1992 - 1994

Visiting Assistant Professor

Departamento de Lingüística

Universidad Nacional de Colombia



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Assistant Professor of SLA and Spanish Linguistics

Amherst College

Department of Spanish

5 Barret Hill Drive

P.O. Box 5000

Amherst, 01002

Phone: (413) 542-5108

Jeannette Sánchez-Naranjo, Ph.D.