Ph.D., Associate Professor of Spanish, Director of Spanish Heritage Language Program
Ph.D. Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona
M.A. Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona
M.A. Spanish, Middlebury College
B.A. Spanish, Colgate University
Research/ Teaching Interests
- Spanish Heritage Language Education
- Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
- Hispanic Sociolinguistics
- Languages in Contact
- Language Ideology and Identity
My research on Spanish heritage language (SHL) education focuses on the intersections of sociolinguistics, identity, ideology and language pedagogy.
My book (2018) examines the integration of service-learning in Spanish heritage language teaching and the ways community-engagement impacts heritage language learners and communities.
I enjoy teaching a variety of courses in Spanish, linguistics, second language acquisition, and heritage language education.