This panel discussion makes Spanish relevant as an academic language at UC Davis. Specifically, it is conceived for bi/multilingual faculty and students interested in exploring how their bilingual literacies skills and abilities are relevant beyond the personal and into the professional, and how Spanish can serve as bridge between research, writing and practice. Faculty with various experiences as Spanish-speakers and writers who directly draw from their own bilingual literacy skills to contribute to their own research will share observations that together contextualize bilingualism as a direct benefit of academic practice.
Dr. Julia Menard-Warwick (Linguistics): How can Spanish be used as a tool to access research sites?
Dr. Kerry Enright (School of Education): Why has it been important for you to speak Spanish in order to conduct research?
Dr. John Slater (Spanish & Portuguese): How does speaking Spanish contribute to your academic identity?
Workshop Leader: Lina Reznicek-Parrado, WAC Graduate Writing Fellow