Carlos Enrique Ibarra at the University of New Mexico

Carlos Enrique Ibarra

Ph D Candidate in Hispanic Linguistics
 2018-2021 Assistant Coordinator for the Program of Spanish as a Heritage Language

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM

Human Research Review Committee Manager
Health Sciences Office of Research
University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM

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

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

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, Translation and Interpretation, Second Language Acquisition, language pedagogy, adult literacy and language learning, heritage languages, 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 am also interested and have significant experience in specializing on how fieldwork, data collection, and consent/assent (as they relate to research project approvals, such as the IRB) are conducted among vulnerable populations, such as the illiterate, children, and those who do not know how to speak and/or read majority languages, such as English, Spanish, or French. 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 Colorado. I am currently the Human Research Review Committee Manager for the Human Research Protections Program at the University of New Mexico's Health Sciences Center. Please click on the links below to learn more about me.