Joyhanna Yoo Garza is a first-year graduate student in Iberian Linguistics who received her B.A. in Political Science from UCLA. She recently completed an M.A. in Spanish literature at CSU Long Beach, where her research tended to focus on literary silence. More recently, her research interests lie in the fields of sociocultural linguistics and linguistic anthropology. Some of these include language ideology, code mixing, language contact, transculturalism, Asians in Latin America and Korean diaspora. She has traveled and lived abroad extensively, and she is particularly fascinated by urban areas such as Los Angeles, Seoul, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Sao Paulo. She is also passionate about the learning and teaching of languages and is interested in teaching pedagogy.
When she is not working, she enjoys indoor cycling, watching Korean dramas, exploring cafes in LA (where she resides) and sharing a good meal with family and friends.