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Jefferson Maia

Graduate Teaching Assistant
First Year English
University of South Carolina

Jefferson Maia


Jefferson is a fifth-year PhD candidate in Linguistics with a concentration in Psycholinguistics. He holds an MA in Linguistics and a BA with a teaching certification in Portuguese and German from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), where he taught courses in English and German as foreign languages and Portuguese as a first language. At USC, he has taught introductory-level Linguistics classes. His research has focused on the processing of co-referential expressions in English and Brazilian Portuguese and has been published in a number of scientific journals. He is currently trying to figure out what to do with his life after the PhD.