Maggie Broner teaches courses in language and culture, Hispanic linguistics, and sociolinguistics. For Broner, teaching is about empowering students to be informed citizens who develop empathy for diverse populations, their contexts, and their language(s) — and use of language.

Broner carries out research in the field of Spanish Applied Linguistics and has studied codeswitching and language play in immersion settings. Recent projects involve analyzing the development of linguistic complexity in content-based language courses, use of human-centered design in foreign language classes, and student-faculty research looking at language use in different contexts.