Research Team & Contacts

Thank you to the entire research team and community members who have dedicated time and effort in their work on this project.



Principal Investigators

Dr. Katie Christoffersen, Assistant Professor
katherine.christoffersen@utrgv.edu

Dr. Ryan M. Bessett, Assistant Professor
ryan.bessett@utrgv.edu

 

Research Assistants

Research assistants have gone through courses being trained on sociolinguistic interview methods, transcription methods, transcription review, and details of CoBiVa. Research assistants help with the organization, review and integration of finalized audio files, transcripts, and accompanying documents and their integration into the CoBiVa website. 

Spring 2022

  • Elsa Magaña
  • Norma Rodríguez
  • Mayte Vega Mudy

Fall 2021

  • Elsa Magaña
  • Kimberly Regalado
  • Mayte Vega Mudy

Summer 2021

  • Lucía Anduaga
  • Elizabeth Garza
  • Elsa Magaña
  • Kimberly Regalado
  • Mayte Vega Mudy

Spring 2021

  • Madeline Hernández
  • Elsa Magaña
  • Kimberly Regalado
  • Norma Rodríguez
  • Mayte Vega Mudy

Fall 2020

  • Madeline Hernández
  • José Jiménez
  • Elsa Magaña
  • Keila Rodríguez
  • Norma Rodríguez
  • Mayte Vega Mudy

Summer 2020

  • Rene Cabrera
  • Madeline Hernández
  • Elsa Magaña
  • Nemecio Morales
  • Keila Rodríguez
  • Norma Rodríguez
  • Mayte Vega Mudy
  • Aubrey Villanueva

Spring 2020

  • Rene Cabrera
  • Elsa Magaña
  • Norma Rodríguez
  • Aubrey Villanueva

Summer 2018

  • Agustín Briones
  • Tanya Bautista
  • Jesús Nevares

Interns

Interns were enrolled in an experiential learning research internship course entitled "Community Language Project" (ENGL 4395/SPAN 4317/ENGL 6366). In this course, they were trained in sociolinguistic interview methods. They conducted interviews, transcribed interviews, and/or reviewed interviews and accompanying documents for incorporation in this corpus. In this course, they worked on multiple interviews for the corpus.

Spring 2021

  • Samantha Alemán López
  • Lucía Anduaga
  • Agustín Briones
  • Richard Burns
  • Rolando Castilla
  • Carolina DeAnda
  • Luis Del Angel
  • Crystal Fairbanks
  • Elizabeth Garza
  • Madeline Hernández
  • Brittany Herrera
  • Oscar Jacome Serrano
  • Jonathon Morin
  • Hugo Najera
  • Kimberly Regalado
  • Bryan Sánchez
  • Rim Touhami
  • Arvin Treviño
  • David Urive

Fall 2019

  • Naissa Acosta
  • Carolina Bendana
  • Rene Cabrera
  • Yessica Collins
  • Max Lozano
  • Stephanie Montalvo
  • Angel Moreno
  • Maria Adela Tamayo
  • Mayte Vega
  • Aubrey Villanueva
  • Raquel Williams

Fall 2018

  • Alyssa Alvarado
  • Tanya Bautista
  • Agustin Briones
  • Eduardo Hernández
  • Amelia Martínez
  • Cristina Mendez
  • Jesús Nevarez
  • María Neyra
  • Veronica Ruíz
  • Kelly Saenz
  • Sarah Segundo

 

Contributors

Contributors were enrolled in a linguistics course in which they were trained in sociolinguistic interview methods. They either conducted and transcribed a sociolinguistic interview or transcribed an existing interview as a part of the course requirements.

Spring 2022

  • Mary Briseño
  • Steve Cantu
  • Shelby Dirks
  • Kimberly González
  • Jovani Joisson
  • Rebecca Mendoza
  • Edgar Moreno Yañez
  • Ramón Nevarez
  • Krista Olivarez
  • Michelle Silva
  • Rodrigo Vásquez
  • Sumantha Zapata

Fall 2020

  • Samantha Alemán López
  • Lucía Anduaga
  • Cecilia Cantú
  • Jada Carrera
  • Gabrielle Casas
  • Rolando Castilla
  • Alyssa Duque
  • Alfonso García
  • Max García
  • Sol García
  • Briana Garza
  • Oscar Jacome Serrano
  • Mabely Mendoza
  • Kenya Moreno
  • Jonathon Morín
  • Gabriela Ortíz
  • Jaime Ramos
  • Kimberly Regalado
  • Erika Salinas
  • Rim Touhami
  • Arvin Treviño
  • Julia Zamora

Spring 2020

  • Arely Almaguer Gonzales
  • Laura Anaya
  • Nora Bard
  • Cecilia Barrientos
  • Alexia Bermudez
  • Daisy Briones
  • Rene Cabrera Rios
  • Joe-Izaak Castañón
  • Bianca Cavazos
  • Jennifer De La Cruz
  • Liz Escamilla
  • Jessica Garcia
  • Raciel Garcia
  • Ludim Garza
  • Sarai Garza
  • Dahlia Goo
  • Madeline Hernández
  • José Jiménez
  • Francisco Martinez
  • Nemecio Morales
  • Katherine Muraida
  • Alexis Niño
  • Daniel Perez García
  • Miroslava Rangel
  • Elvis Reid
  • Gabriela Rendon
  • Rene Rocha
  • Keila Rodríguez

Fall 2019

  • Naissa Acosta
  • Jessica Adame
  • Lizeth Baldwin
  • DeMond Butler García
  • Samantha Cantu
  • Alphonso Cardenas
  • Ulysses Carrillo
  • Andrea Castañeda de la Rosa
  • Zenaida de Anda
  • Hector Rendon
  • Elaine Reyna
  • Brittany Reynoso
  • Norma Rodríguez

Spring 2019

  • Crystal Bazaldúa

Fall 2018

  • Bianca Álvarez
  • Anjanett Benítez
  • Elena Braunstein
  • Joel Canales
  • Felix Cepeda
  • Crystal Fairbanks
  • Ernesto Farias
  • Dalia García
  • Karina García
  • Anna González
  • San Juanita González
  • Daniela Gutiérrez
  • Michael Mares
  • David Martínez
  • Judith Mendoza
  • Angelina Miranda
  • Aylin Montanez
  • Ayla Ortíz
  • Vania Pedraza
  • Juanita Pena
  • Carina Pompa
  • Tanya Quezada
  • Juana Ramírez
  • Emily Rivas
  • Kay Rivera
  • Sofia Rodríguez
  • Gisela Salinas
  • Karina Salinas
  • Aubrey Villanueva

 

Interviewers

Interviewers were enrolled in a linguistics course in which they were trained in sociolinguistic interview methods. They conducted a sociolinguistic interview.

Fall 2017

  • Alyssa Alvardo
  • Michelle Cavazos
  • Victoria DeLeon
  • Mayra López
  • Jarred Lozano
  • Zujeith Murillo
  • María Neyra
  • Amanda Ramírez
  • Angel Rodríguez
  • Kelly Saenz
  • Sabrina Sánchez
  • Sarah Segundo
  • Rebecca Uribe
  • Karina Varela
  • Chelsea Woefler