Spanish Language at CUNY: Trends & Prospects, Part 2

June 22, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

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Daisy Cocco De Filippis (PhD, The Graduate Center, CUNY) is interim president at Hostos Community College, CUNY. Dr. De Filippis began her career at York College as an adjunct lecturer in 1978, advancing to become a professor of Spanish and ultimately being appointed associate dean for academic affairs. Under her leadership Academic Affairs oversaw the creation of the Hostos Academic Learning Center, the expansion of non-credit offerings, the successful application of a Title V grant designed to foment faculty and student development opportunities and the enhancement of the Office of Institutional Research. A published author and literary critic, her scholarly work is recognized internationally as pioneering the field of Dominican women studies and Dominican authors in the U.S. Her research has focused on the literature of the DR, the Caribbean and Latin American region, including the Diaspora. Her particular interest has been interpreting and translating the works of Dominican women writers and disseminating their works to broader audiences. Dr. De Filippis served as President of Naugatuck Valley Community College from July 2008 retiring on August 1, 2020 as President Emerita.

Edwin M. Lamboy (PhD, Penn State University) is School of Education Dean at City College, CUNY. He has been at The City College of New York (CCNY) since 2008, where he has served as Secondary Spanish Education Program Director, Secondary Education Department Chair, and School of Education Interim Associate Dean. Previously, he taught at Montclair State University, where he directed the Spanish Basic Language Program for seven years, and at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Lamboy’s publications include three books: Caribbean Spanish in the Metropolis: A Study of the Spanish Language Among Cubans, Dominicans, and Puerto Ricans in the New York City Area (2004); Temas (2006), a textbook used to teach elementary Spanish; and Spanish in Bilingual and Multilingual Settings around the World (2012) and Spanish across Domains in the United States: Education, Public Space, and Social Media (2020), co-edited with Francisco Salgado-Robles. Additionally, he has published several articles and book chapter on Puerto Rican Spanish, Spanish in the United States, the teaching of Spanish to heritage learners, and Puerto Rican identity.

José del Valle (PhD, Georgetown University) is professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His early work straddled the fields of socio-historical linguistics, language change theory and the history of Ibero-Romance, and resulted in the publication of El trueque s/x en español antiguo. Aproximaciones teóricas [s/x Alternation in Old Spanish: Theoretical Approaches] (Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1996). Later, the scope of his research further expanded towards the sociology of language, critical sociolinguistics and glottopolitical theory, with a focus on linguistic ideologies, normativity and the institutionalization of language in Spain and Latin America. Del Valle has published widely in scholarly journals and provided contributions to several edited volumes. He guest-edited a 2011 special issue of Sociolinguistic Studies on the representation of transnational languages in the context of globalization, high modernity, and new imperialism and, with Elvira Narvaja de Arnoux, a 2010 special issue of Spanish in Context on language, politics and ideology.

Moderator: Araceli Tinajero, The Graduate Center/City College, CUNY

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