Julia Palmer


Julia Palmer is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Hampden-Sydney College in central Virginia. She is currently researching various topics related to the evacuation of Basque children to England during the Spanish Civil War and incorporates oral testimony as a fundamental part of that study. She also investigates the development of syntax in Spanish historical linguistics and the role of grammar in literature. Her articles include a study of Cortázar’s short story “Continuidad de los parques” and an explanation of the use of the subjunctive with expressions of emotion in Spanish.


  • Ph.D. in Romance Linguistics, University of Michigan, 1999
  • M.A. in Romance Linguistics, University of Michigan, 1994
  • M.A. in Hispanic Literature, University of Virginia, 1992