I am a currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William & Mary.


I was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. I lived in Bucaramanga, Colombia, for seven years where I finished a B.A. in Language Teaching and an M.A. in Semiological Studies at Universidad Industrial de Santander.


I have received a dual PhD degree in Linguistics and Hispanic Linguistics at Indiana University. I have taught several Spanish and Linguistic courses and I  am very interested in syntax, language variation, and information structure.

The College of William & Mary

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Washington Hall 238

Williamsburg, VA 23187

(757) 221-3008


E-mail:  dcmendezvallej (AT) wm (DOT) edu

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