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Dr. Yasmine Beale-Rivaya

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Office: Centennial 144
Phone: 512.245.7271

Curriculum Vita

Biography: Yasmine Beale-Rivaya received her PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2006 and holds the rank of Associate professor at Texas State.

Dr. Beale-Rivaya research centers on the languages used in borderland communities living between the Andalusí and Christian frontier from the ninth to the early fourteenth century. Within these communities, her focus is on the language and legal documents of the Mozarabs (Arabized-Christians) in Toledo, León, and Huesca.

Dr. Beale-Rivaya maintains an active scholarly agenda. In 2012, she received the John K. Walsh award for “Best Article of the Year” and served as President of the Texas Medieval Association in 2015.

She is currently editing a volume on Shared Spaces in Medieval Toledo with Brill, as well as a single authored book on the confluence of Arabic and Romance along the borderlands of the reconquest.

Dr. Beale-Rivaya is also part of the team of researchers working on the Geral Estoria titled Confluence of Religious Cultures in Medieval Spanish Historiography: A Digital Humanities Project.

The research team includes:

Francisco Peña Fernández, PhD (University of British Columbia

Jason Busic, PhD (Denison University, Granville, Ohio)

Guadalupe González Dieguez, PhD (Indiana University)

Constance Crompton, PhD (University of British Columbia

Robert A. Daum, PhD (University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University)

David Navarro, PhD (Texas State University, Texas)

David Wacks (University of Oregon)

Claudio García Turza (Fundación San Millán de la Cogolla, Spain)

She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Hispanic Linguistics and has served as the Coordinator for First Year Spanish Courses from 2012-2016.

Courses Taught:


SPAN 5318 Spanish Grammar and Composition

SPAN 5322 Spanish for the Professions- service learning

SPAN 5320 History of the Spanish Language

SPAN 5600 Internship Abroad

SPAN 5399A Thesis Course


SPAN 2310 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 2320 Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 3308 Advanced Spanish Composition

SPAN 3311 Business Spanish I

SPAN 3312 Business Spanish II

SPAN 3340 Intermediate Spanish Grammar

SPAN 4340 Advanced Spanish Grammar

SPAN 4311 History of the Spanish Language

SPAN 4312 Contemporary Issues of Hispanic Linguistics