Eunice Cortez holds an B.A. in Linguistics from The National University of San Marcos, Peru, and a PhD in Spanish Sociolinguistics and Dialectology from Temple University. She studies the acquisition, variation, and change in the speech of different Spanish communities. Among her publications are "Yawar Fiesta de José María Arguedas: dos textos, dos aproximaciones.” Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 75, 2012. 205-16; and “Negociaciones de peruanidad en torno a Magaly Solier y la mujer andina.” Racismo y lenguaje. Eds. Virginia Zavala and Michele Back. Lima: PUCP, 2017. 379-406. Her pedagogical interests are in the L2 language acquisition.