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.
My 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. I have 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.
I maintain an active scholarly agenda and publishes in journals such as e-humanista, La Corónica y American Speech and in 2012 received the John K. Walsh award for “Best Article of the Year” for her article in La Corónica. She is currently editing a volume on Shared Spaces in Medieval Toledo with Brill as well as on another edited book, with co-editor Dr. Ainoa Castro, titled From Visigothic to Caroline to Gothic: Studies in the Cultural History of Iberian Scripts. 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.