Spanish concentration in the MA in Foreign Languages
Poetry through the Ages, Spanish and Latin American Literary and Cultural Criticism, Relationship among the Arts, The Creative Process.
Second language acquisition, individual differences, explicit and implicit instruction, third language acquisition, community-based learning
Medieval and Early Modern Spain, Colonial Spanish-American literature and historiography, Modern Spanish Peninsular literature and culture, cultural studies, comparative literature, literary theory, performance studies, and popular culture.
Literary and visual culture history, Multicultural identity, Bi/multi-lingual education
Research Interests: Second language acquisition Second Language Acquistion for Heritage Speakers Second Language textbooks Second language vocabulary Spanish derivational morphology Second language Morphological awareness 15th-21st-Century Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures Transatlantic Studies Visual and Media Culture (Film, TV, Music, Photography, Painting) Spanish linguistics Educational linguistics Sociolinguistics: Spanish in the United States Second language acquisition and writing development Spanish systemic functional grammar Development of academic writing in Spanish by bilingual speakers in the U.S Human Rights & Memory Iberian and Latin American Social Movements & Revolutions
Spanish in the US; heritage language education; critical, antiracist language teaching; ethnicity, race, and language in censuses; language and social justice
Film history, film reception, "useful" film, Latin American film and other forms of mass media, Latin American literature, service-learning.
E-learning, Distance Education, Applied Linguistics, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, AI and Language Learning
Task-based Language Teaching; Critical Language Pedagogy; Community-Based Learning; Learner Individual Differences; Critical Language Awareness; Heritage Language Education.
Language teaching and methodology, Latin American Colonial Literature, Critical approaches to literary analysis.
Media Studies, Linguistics, International Relations, Digital Migration Storytelling, Inclusive & Equity Pedagogy, Korean Studies, Children's Literature of Identity and Belonging.
Latina/o/x Studies, Chicana/o/x Studies, Latin American Studies, Iberian Studies, Transatlantic Studies, Migration Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, LGTBQIA+ Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, Panhispanic Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, Editing & Publishing