Jessi Elana AaronIMG_2574

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies

Affiliate faculty in Linguistics, Center for Latin American Studies, and Center for European Studies

Areas of Interest/Research

Dr. Aaron’s research interests include sociolinguistics, language variation and change, grammaticalization, and language contact. Her current research focuses on historical morphosyntax in a cross-linguistic usage-based perspective. She has published articles in several top-tier journals, including Journal of Sociolinguistics, Language Variation and Change and Journal of English Linguistics, and her poetry appears in the October 2016 edition of River Poets Journal.¬†She has done fieldwork in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.

Some of her other interests include representations of gender and disability, as well as the intellectual intersections between usage-based models of language, 20th-century science, and the (post-)Modernist movement.


PhD, Spanish and Portuguese (Hispanic Linguistics), with Distinction, University of New Mexico, 2006
MA, Anthropology (Ethnology), University of New Mexico, 2002
MA, Latin American Studies, Stanford University, 2000
BA, Political Science and Spanish, with honors, Stanford University, 1999

Contact Information

Phone: (352) 392-2017
Office: 153 DAU

Office Hours
Tue. 5-6, Thu. 6

Office Mailing Address
PO Box 117405, Gainesville, FL 32611