Faculty Profile for Dr. Yasmine C Beale-Rosano-Rivaya

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Dr. Yasmine C Beale-Rosano-Rivaya
Professor — Dept of World Languages & Literatures
CENT 147
phone: (512) 245-7271

Biography Section

Biography and Education

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

Research Interests: Dr. Beale-Rivaya’s research centers on language contact, change, and borrowing in borderland communities. Her main area of focus is evidence of language contact between Romance and Semitic languages among communities, especially the Mozarabic (Arabized-Christians) communities, living between the Andalusí and Christian frontier from the ninth to the early fourteenth century in Medieval Iberia. Dr. Beale-Rivaya maintains a parallel line of research where she studies contact between Spanish and English, and Spanish and Indigenous Languages along borderland areas of the United States and Mexico.

Dr. Beale-Rivaya is currently a member of the MLA General Linguistics Committee as well as a member of the MLA Delegate Assembly. She has served as President of the Texas Medieval Association and is a member of the Board of the La Corónica journal.

She has participated in or organized the following conferences:

A special topic symposium held in Toledo in 2019: https://www.modlang.txstate.edu/toledo/

Texas Medieval Association Conference:
TEMA 2015& TEMA 2019 : https://www.modlang.txstate.edu/tema/

ICHL 23: http://ichl23.utsa.edu/

Teaching Interests

Spanish Linguistics: Syntax, Phonetics, Language Acquisition
History of the Spanish Language, Dialectology
Spanish in the Professions
Community Engagement Learning

Research Interests

Mozarabs, Mudéjar, Morisco.
Language in Medieval Iberia.
Language Contact and Change.
Religious Diversity

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • (2019). In J. Busic & Y. C. Beale-Rosano-Rivaya (Eds.), Places of Encounter: Language, Culture, and Religious Identity in Medieval Iberia (I, Vol. 41). California, USA: E-Humanista. Retrieved from https://www.ehumanista.ucsb.edu/volumes/41
  • Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y., & Busic, J. (Eds.). (2018). A Companion to Medieval Toledo: Reconsidering the Canons. New Readings of Medieval Toledo (ca. 711-1517). Netherlands: Brill.
  • Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C. (2018). “Shared Legal Spaces in the Arabic Language Notarial Documents of Toledo.” In A Companion to Medieval Toledo: Reconsidering the Canons. New Readings of Medieval Toledo (ca. 711-1517). (pp. 221–237). Netherlands: Brill.
  • Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C., & Busic Jason. (2018). Introduction. In A Companion to Medieval Toledo: Reconsidering the Canons. New Readings of Medieval Toledo (ca. 711-1517). (pp. 1–14). Netherlands: Brill.
  • Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Y. C. (2016). At the Crossroads of Languages: The Linguistics Choices along Border Communities of the Reconquista in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries. In M. Sandidge & A. Classen (Eds.), Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age: Communication and Miscommunication in the Premodern World (Vol. 17, pp. 127–144). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence in Service, COLA Texas State University. 2016 - Present
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Mariel M Muir Excellence in Mentoring, COLA Texas State University. August 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College Achievement Award for Service, COLA Texas State University. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: John K. Walsh Award from La Corónica for best article. 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top 14 Hispanic Professors Texas. 2013

Selected Grants

  • Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Yasmine C (Principal). Faculty Summer Research Grant, Center for European Studies, Department of Education, UT-Austin, $3000. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Yasmine C. University Lecturers Series, $800. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Yasmine C (Principal). Online Resource Grant for PAO2-4 (extension to Proquest), $43650. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Yasmine C (Principal). University Lecturers Series, $813. (Funded: 2008). Grant.
  • Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Yasmine C (Principal). Alkek Library Research Fund Award, $1276. (Funded: 2006). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Liberal Arts Study Abroad Committee
2015-Present
Member
Presidential Work-Life Committee
September 2015-Present
Member
Major-Minor Recruitment Committee
2014-Present
Member
Spanish MA Recruitment Committee
2013-Present
Member
Departmental Website Committee
2013-Present