Christina Isabelli

Chair and Professor of Hispanic Studies

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin; M.A. University of Iowa; B.A. Illinois State University

Dr. Christina Isabelli is Professor and Chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies. She completed her doctoral work in Ibero-Romance Philology and Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. Christina instructs courses in Spanish, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Foreign Language pedagogy and has published work in Foreign Language Annals, Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguistics, Computer Assisted Language Learning, and Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. She recently served as principal investigator for a U.S. Census Bureau-funded investigation on observing census enumeration of linguistically isolated Spanish-speaking households in the 2010 U.S. census. Christina's research interests relate to sociolinguistic issues regarding Hispanics in the U.S. as well as second language acquisition in various learning contexts, identifying processes of forming social networks and how they function as contexts for language learning.  Christina has served as a visiting professor of Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language pedagogy in Middlebury College's graduate summer program in Vermont since 2010. She is also the founding director of the IWU Language School for Kids.

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