Lorena Albert Ferrando

Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics
New Cabell Hall 463
Office Hours:
Tues & Thurs 12:15-1:15pm



Lorena Albert Ferrando’s research lies in the intersection of philology, linguistics, and historiography in Spain and in the Americas. She is particularly interested in language ideologies and in the history of Spanish language teaching in the United States and in Latin America. 

Her dissertation “El hispanismo recíproco: campo académico, construcción nacional y relaciones internacionales entre España y América (1898-1918)” analyses the consolidation of the academic field both in Spain and in America as a bidirectional process and via the analysis of three cultural practices connected to language. Lorena Albert Ferrando received her Ph.D. from the interdisciplinary Spanish: Linguistics, Literature and Communication program at Spain’s University of Valladolid (2023). She also holds a master’s in teacher training in compulsory secondary and upper secondary school education, vocational training and languages from the University of Zaragoza (2017), a master’s in teaching Spanish as a second language from the International University Menéndez Pelayo-Cervantes Institute (2012) and an M.Phil. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian languages and literatures from The Graduate Center, CUNY (2005). 

For over 20 years, she has taught Spanish language and culture at U.S. and European institutions, including the University of Florida, Princeton University, New York University, International University Menéndez Pelayo, and the University of St Andrews. Albert Ferrando also has taught Spanish as a second language to immigrants and refugees in Spain. 

Her work has been published in Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica (2023) and Hispania (2019).