Areas of Expertise
- Spanish as a Heritage Language
- Critical Pedagogies
- Language Contact
- Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, The Ohio State University (in progress)
- M.A., Spanish, University of Oregon, 2019
- B.S., Biology and Spanish, Saint Michael's College, 2015
Lauren is a first-year Ph.D. student in Hispanic Linguistics. Her research investigates how racialized identities are constructed on the basis of perceived linguistic features in regions of language and cultural contact. She is particularly interested in exploring how this dynamic manifests in the US and its implications for developing critical pedagogies in Spanish as a Heritage Language programs.