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Keynote Speakers


Ivonne del Valle

 

Manel Lacorte

 Literature Keynote Speaker

 

Linguistics Keynote Speaker 

Associate Professor of Colonial Studies. She received her Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 2004, and before returning to the Bay Area in 2009, she taught at the University of Michigan. Her research and teaching make connections between the past and the present which try to show the relevance of the colonial period for an understanding of contemporary times. She was co-director of the Berkeley research group “Mexico and the Rule of Law.” She has written a book and a series of articles on the Jesuits (José de Acosta and Loyola, and Jesuits in the northern borderlands of New Spain) as a particularly influential politico-religious order that served modernization and the expansion of the Spanish empire.Manel Lacorte is Associate Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics, Director of the Spanish Language Program, Director of the MA program in Hispanic Applied Linguistics in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park, and OPI Certified Tester. Since 2009, Manel Lacorte also works as Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Spanish School of Middlebury College, Vermont. He is a co-editor (with Judy Liskin-Gasparro) of the Theory and Practice in Second Language Classroom Instruction series (Pearson).



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