talks

Conference Presentations

  • "Unsettling Conceptualizations of Nonstandard Italo-Romance Varieties in Italian Sociolinguistic Research". Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Nov. 11–14, 2021

  • “Decolonizing the language program and department: Where are the experts?” Hispanic Linguistic Symposium. Wake Forest University. Oct. 7–9, 2021

  • "Allora… lei è mamma e vuol fare il sindaco? Virginia Raggi and the renegotiation of gender semiotics in political interviews". International Gender and Language Association Conference. Queen Mary University of London. June 20–24, 2021

  • “Sorry, not sorry. An intersectional analysis of Congressman Ted Yoho's infelicitous apology". Chicago Linguistic Society. The University of Chicago. May 68, 2021.

  • "Racializing and Weaponizing Political Discourse to Gatekeep White Space". 6th Biennial Conference of Forging Linguistic Identities. Towson University. March 11–13, 2021

  • "Refuting Language Academies’ Rejections of Non-Binary Grammatical Gender" Co-presenter: Ben Papadopoulos. 95th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 2021). Jan. 7–10, 2020. Featured in LSA Media Release

  • "Indexing Inauthenticity to Promote White Space: Conservative Media’s Criticisms of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Linguistic Repertoire". 49th Meeting of LASSO, The Linguistic Association of the Southwest. Sept. 24–26, 2020

  • "Reexaminando la utilidad del libro de texto L2 en la clase virtual". Innovaciones en la enseñanza del español en la nueva década. Sonoma State University. July 24, 2020

  • "Merger in Production and Perception? Bilingual Discrimination of Spanish [β] and [v]" Co-presenters: Annie Helms and Rachel Weiher. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium. University of Texas, El Paso. Oct. 24–26, 2019

  • "Personal Reference and Equivocation: Circumventing Gender Indexicality in Political Interviews". 6th Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research. University of California, Davis. May 24, 2019

  • "Language Attitudes in Liguria: Effects of Gender on the Perception of Genoese" Graduate Student Award. 49th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages. University of Georgia. May 1–4, 2019

  • "Matched-Guise Test in Liguria: Attitudes Towards the Genoese Variety". American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference (AAAL). Atlanta, Georgia. March 9–12, 2019

  • "Linguistic Hierarchy in the Bilingual Workplace" 4th Annual Linguistics and TESOL Symposium. San Jose State University, California. Nov. 4, 2016

  • "La dualidad del español y el inglés en el lugar de trabajo" 1st International Symposium on Language Attitudes toward Portuguese, Spanish and Related Languages. Indiana University –Purdue University Fort Wayne. April 8–9, 2016

Invited Talks

  • “Standard Language Ideologies and Institutions”. Guest lecture in Lx 5: Language and Linguistics (Dr. Amy Rose Deal). Linguistics Department, University of California, Berkeley. Nov. 10, 2021

  • “El género y la morfología en español”. Guest lecture in SPAN 162: Spanish Morphology and Syntax (Dr. Jhonni Carr). Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of California, Berkeley. Co-lecturer: Ben Papadopoulos. Feb. 2, 2021

  • "Decolonizing the Language Department: Initial Steps". Berkeley Language Center Lecture Series: Anniversary Panel for L2 Journal: What Should Be the Knowledge Base of Foreign Language Teachers in Higher Education? University of California, Berkeley. October 8, 2020

  • "Opposing Overt and Covert Language Attitudes Towards Genoese: Implications for Revitalization". Fieldwork Forum Series. Department of Linguistics. University of California, Berkeley. January 22, 2020

  • "Language Politics and Ideologies of the Genoese Variety”. Found in Translation Working Group. University of California, Berkeley. October 10, 2018