My identity revolves around my many roles. I am a mother raising language warriors, an activist and advocate with and for communities of color, and a teacher that will always center social justice issues at the core of what I do. Currently, I am a visiting assistant professor of education at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. I have affiliation with the Latin American and Borders Studies (LABS) program, the Race and Ethnicity Studies (RES) program, and the Spanish Department at my institution. In May of 2016 I completed a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and a portfolio with the Center for Mexican-American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
This blog was created over 10 years ago!! It has been an amazing journey. At the time, I wanted an informal space where I could write about my research interests and make sense of my personal experiences growing up bilingual. My research interests include the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, language, and the co-construction of identity. Recently, I started a project interviewing Latinx parents about their family language policy decisions and their attempt to raise 3rd generation bilingual children in the U.S. My specialization includes bilingual and bicultural education with a focus on students with a Latinx and immigrant background. *Opinions are my own.
In previous years I have written for Spanglish Baby, Latinos in Social Media (LATISM), and had a post featured on the NBC Latino website. I have also been interviewed by Telemundo about how to raise bilingual children.
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Saludos desde Austin, Texas!