I'm a Spanish applied linguist who researches language and identity, second and heritage language development and education, and critical pedagogies. I hold a PhD in Hispanic linguistics with a designated emphasis in Second Language Acquisition from University of California, Davis. I'm currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish linguistics at University of Colorado, Boulder in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
In general, my research explores the following questions:
Areas of interest: language and identity, study abroad, oral fluency, critical language pedagogies, language teacher education, second/foreign language pedagogy, Spanish as a heritage language