Carlos Enrique Ibarra at the University of New Mexico

Carlos Enrique Ibarra
Ph D Candidate in Hispanic Linguistics, former (2018-2021) Assistant Coordinator for the Program of Spanish as a Heritage Language
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of New Mexico

Former Spanish Language Program Coordinator
Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA

2022-2023 Visiting Instructor in Sociolinguistics
Sociology and Human Services Department
Fort Lewis College. Durango, CO

I am a Ph D candidate (ABD) in Hispanic Linguistics, I study the intersection of linguistic and sociocultural identities. My dissertation focuses on the linguistic identity, attitudes, usage, and language preservation in Mixteco(Tu'un Savi)/Spanish - Tu'un Savi/English bilinguals and Tu'un Savi/English/Spanish trilinguals in rural Oregon. My areas of expertise are also sociophonetics and phonology, statistics, Spanish for STEM (physics and mathematics), second language acquisition, language pedagogy, adult literacy and language learning, heritage languages, language pedagogy, contact linguistics, and dialectology. I also specialize in sociohistorical and contemporary Mexican indigenous issues, such as race, marginalization, migration and immigration, both in the United States and in Mexico. My research agenda covers Spanish, Tu’un Savi (Mixteco), English, Spanglish, French, Franglais, Italian, and Veneto. I was a 2020-2022 Latin American and Iberian Institute Ph D fellowship recipient at the University of New Mexico. Between August 2021 and May 2022, I was the Spanish Language Program Coordinator in Louisiana State University's Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, directing around 100 sections of 5 lower-division face-to-face and online (asynchronous) courses with about 30 Lecturers and Graduate Teaching Assistants. In 2022-2023, I was a Visiting Instructor in Sociolinguistics and Sociology in the Sociology and Human Services Department at Fort Lewis College, in Durango, Colorado. Please click on the links below to learn more about me.