The cluster invites guest speakers from various departments to present their emerging linguistic research, provide the members with myriad perspectives on a wide array of topics, and engage in a lively discussion. The cluster also hosts professional development workshops, facilitated by the members of the faculty, staff, industry, and fellow graduate students.

For Fall 2021, Cluster talks will be held in-person on Tuesdays from 12-1pm in Sproul 912. If you would like to attend via Zoom, please email us at:

Come check out our upcoming cluster talk on Tuesday, 11/02!

Dana Ferris, Ph.D.

University Writing Program at UC Davis

"Language and Self-Efficacy: How First-Year University Students View Themselves as Writers"

Previous speakers and workshop facilitators


Co-chairs: Sophia Minnillo (Linguistics), Beverly Cotter (Psychology), and Ana Ruiz Alonso Bartol (Spanish & Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Skyler Reese (Linguistics) and Lillian Jones (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Peter Joseph Torres (Linguistics) and Daniela Cerbino (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Glen Heinrich-Wallace (Linguistics) and Cory Osburn (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Claire Henderson (Linguistics) and Marta Llorente Bravo (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Benjamin Gomes (Linguistics) and Aaron Yamada (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Caitlin Tierney (Linguistics) and Melissa Vega-Valdez (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: Emily Moline (Linguistics) and Kimberly Morris (Spanish and Portuguese)


Co-chairs: David Beard (Spanish and Portuguese) and Annalisa Corioso (Spanish and Portuguese)