Dr. Marisol del Teso Craviotto

Marisol del Teso-Craviotto

Associate Professor

253 Irvin Hall

Office Hours

By Appointment

Marisol del Teso-Craviotto has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Cornell University, with a graduate minor in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has done extensive research in the area of language, gender, and sexuality and their discursive representation on the media. She has published several articles on the ideology of women’s magazines and on the construction of gender and sexuality in Internet chat rooms. Her present research also focuses on discursive racism against Latin American immigrants in Spain, and on the discursive construction of identity within this social group.


YYYY - Ph.D. - Cornell University (Linguistics; Graduate minor in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

YYYY - M.A. - Northwestern State University of Louisiana (English Language and Composition)

YYYY - B.A. - Universidad de Valencia, Spain(English and German Studies)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Discursive construction of identity
  • Language and immigration

Courses Taught at Miami

Professional Recognition

Grants and Awards

Selected Publications



  • 2009 “Racism and xenophobia in immigrants’ discourse: The case of Argentines in Spain.”  Discourse and Society. 20(5): 571-592.
  • 2008 “Inmigrantes argentinos en España: Discurso identitario en foros de Internet.” Discurso y Sociedad. 2(4): 689-715.
  • 2008 “Gender and sexual identity authentication in language use: the case of chat rooms.” Discourse Studies. 10(2): 251-270.
  • 2006 “Language and sexuality in Spanish and English dating chats.” Journal of Sociolinguistics. 10(4): 460-481.
  • 2006 “Words that matter: Lexicon and gender ideologies in women’s magazines”. Journal of Pragmatics. 38(11): 2003-2021.
  • 2005 “Virtually there: Creating physicality in dating chat rooms”. Texas Linguistic Forum 2004: Texas Linguistic Society Proceedings. 48: 73-82.


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