B.A., Hood College, 1994
M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1997
Ph.D., ibid., 2001
SPAN 631: Advanced Conversation & Composition I
SPAN 632: Advanced Conversation and Composition II
SPAN 641: Spanish Phonetics
SPAN 733/833: History of the Spanish Language
SPAN 798/898 (spc std): Spanish Pragmatics & Linguistic Politeness in the Spanish-speaking World
SPAN 798/898 (spc std): Deconstructing Sexist, Racist & Homophobic Discourse in Spanish
SPAN 798/898 (spc std): Spanish in the US/Bilingualism
SPAN 798/898D (spc std): Language & Identity in Spanish (race/ethnicity, gender & sexuality)
SPAN 798/898F (spc std): Sociolinguistics of the Spanish-speaking World
SPAN 997: Sociolinguistics of Bilingualism & Spanish in the US
sociolinguistics, Spanish in the U.S., queer linguistics, linguistic politeness/impoliteness, conversational interaction
Holly R. Cashman is an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures (LLC) and a core faculty member in Women's Studies at the University of New Hampshire. She is currently serving as chair of LLC and coordinator of the Queer Studies minor. Her research focuses on Spanish in the U.S., bilingual conversation, queer linguistics, and impoliteness. She is currently working on a book titled Queer Latina/o & Bilingual: a critical sociolinguistic ethnography, based on her research in Phoenix, Arizona, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Her work has been published in journals including: Gender & Language, Journal of Politeness Research, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Language and Intercultural Communication, Multilingua, Oralia, Spanish in Context and the Southwest Journal of Linguistics. She has also contributed chapters to A Sociolinguistics of Diaspora: Latino practices, identities & ideologies (Rosina Márquez-Reiter & Luisa Martín Rojo, eds.), Fundamentos y models del estudio pragmático y socio-pragmático del español (Susana de los Heros & Mercedes Niño-Murcia, eds.), Spanish in the Southwest: a language in transition (Susana Rivera-Mills & Daniel Villa, eds.), The Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism (Li Wei & Melissa G. Moyer, eds.), Impoliteness in Language (Derek Bousfield & Miriam Locher, eds.) and Research on Politeness in the Spanish Speaking World (María Elena Placencia & Carmen García, eds.).
She has served as a member of the advisory board of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA) since 2012, and was recently elected Vice President/President-elect of the organization. She is also a past president of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (IJLASSO).
Cashman won UNH's Pink Triangle Award (2013-2014) for "outstanding contributions to efforts for equity and visibility for the UNH GLBT community", and she was voted "Best of New Hampshire" at the 2016 New Hampshire Association of World Language Teachers (NHAWLT) for her prevention on 'Approaches & Activities for LGBTQ-Inclusive Language Classrooms'.