Dr. Carolina I. Viera joined Boise State University in Fall 2016 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of World Languages. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of California, Davis specializing in second language acquisition, and her M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of New Mexico. Previously she was an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Roanoke College before coming to Boise State and a Lecturer and Coordinator of Spanish lower-division courses at University of Dallas, TX. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and applied linguistics. Her more recent research analyzed distinctive aspects of the discourse produced in conference presentations in Spanish in the United States. At Boise State University, she has taught Spanish 412: Advanced Grammar of Spanish, and SPA 303: Advanced Conversation and Composition. In Summer 2016, she led a group of students participating in an immersion program in Cordoba, Spain.
Dr. Viera was born in Uruguay where she lived until 2002. In Uruguay, she completed her B.A in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Foreign Language Teaching and taught Secondary Ed classes for nine years. Due to her life background, she is committed to contribute to a more diverse campus life. For this reason, she became a mentor for the First Forward Program at Boise State University.