Claudia Francom

Claudia FrancomClaudia Francom

Ph.D. in Spanish, The University of Arizona
Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish and Linguistics

Office: Greene Hall 542
Phone: (336) 758-3961
Email: francoc@wfu.edu

Dr. Claudia Francom received her B.A. in Linguistics from Universidad de Sonora, Mexico, her M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from The University of Arizona, where she also pursued a Ph.D. in Spanish (Linguistics). Her areas of teaching interests include Hispanic Linguistics, Language Socialization, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Spanish in contact with other languages, and Latino immigration in the United States. She has taught several courses at the University of Arizona in the Spanish as a Second Language Program and the Spanish as a Heritage Language Program as well. And this is her fourth year at Wake, where she teaches in the Spanish as a Second Language Program and the Master in Interpreting and Translation. She has published articles on Phonology, The Gestural Origin of Language, The American Imaginary on the Mexican Revolution, Language Choice in Service Encounters, etc. In her free time she likes to research on the history of the US Mexican Borderland, learn new languages, and spend time with her family.