Manuel Triano-López, Ph.D.

Dr. Triano-López earned a PhD degree in Spanish Linguistics with a minor in Law from Indiana University in 2005. He joined the faculty at SHSU in Fall 2010, after serving as Assistant Professor of Spanish at Ohio University, and then at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2013, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Dr. Triano-López’s teaching interests include training prospective English / Spanish translators and instructors. His current research focuses on language and law issues in the United States, such as language rights in the criminal-justice system, and academic freedom at public colleges and universities.

Dr. Triano-López spends his free time learning portrait photography and Arabic; attending opera performances; reading contemporary American fiction; and traveling to his native Spain to visit family and friends.

Current research interests

  • First-Amendment Law
  • Language Policy
  • Translation and Interpretation

Selected Publications/Works/ Conferences

Triano-López, M. (2016). “Off-campus threatening speech in the United States of America: To what extent can public schools restrict their students’ speech in the Facebook era?” Revista de Llengua i Dret, 66.

Triano-López, M.   (2015). “Recording on-duty police officers in the United States: First-Amendment implications.” Revista Académica liLETRAd, 1, 669-680.

Triano-López, M. (2015). “Academic freedom in the United States after Garcetti v. Ceballos.” Language and Law / Linguagem e Direito, 2(1), 90-104.

List of courses regularly taught at SHSU

SPAN 3361: Spanish Grammar & Composition

SPAN 3367: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics and Phonology

SPAN 5338: Second Language Teaching & Methods