Maggie Broner


Professor of Spanish
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Tomson 342
(507) 786-3469

Spring 2021 Office Hours:
MWF 1:00 – 3:00
and by appointment


Maggie Broner earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. A native of Argentina raised in Venezuela and Canada, she developed an interest in languages and language variation at an early age. Broner specializes in Hispanic linguistics (sociolinguistics) and Second language acquisition and pedagogy. She has published on Spanish and English language use and language play in full K-6 Spanish immersion settings and on content-based instruction at the college/university level. Her other areas of interest include teaching Spanish to heritage speakers and how foreign-second language learners process full length literary and non-literary texts in the undergraduate setting. At St. Olaf, Broner teaches Spanish language as well as the culture and linguistics of Spain, Latin America, and the U.S. In addition, she has been involved in student-faculty research for which she was recently granted a Magnus the Good Award and a CURI Summer Research Award. Outside the department, Broner has taught the foreign language methodology course for the Education Department and the senior seminar for Women’s Studies. She has been the Director of Linguistic Studies since 2005 and served as the Chair of the Tenure and Promotion Committee (2009-10 academic year). Broner has also served as President of the MN-AATSP (Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) and is a certified Oral Proficiency Tester through the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.