- Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the State University of New York at Albany
- M.A. Hispanic Linguistics at Stony Brook University
- B.A. Spanish Language and Literature at Stony Brook University
Nicholas J. Figueroa received his Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the State University of New York at Albany in 2017. Before beginning his journey at Princeton University in the Fall of 2019, he had taught and coordinated various Spanish Languages and Linguistics courses for diverse learners at differing competency levels. His research focused on the U.S. Caribbean Heritage Spanish Speakers’ variable pronunciation of liquid consonants in syllable-final position. His research and teaching interests include the following: Spanish Linguistics with a concentration in Caribbean Phonology and Heritage Studies, Caribbean Dialectology, Contact Linguistics and Bilingualism and Latin American/Caribbean Studies.