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 (PhD, University of Texas-Austin) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University where she teaches courses on topics such as Second Language Acquisition, History of the Spanish Language, Spanish Linguistics, and Spanish in the United States. Christina’s latest published work appears in Foreign Language Annals and Hispanic Health Care International. She is a book and manuscript reviewer for Foreign Language Annals, The Modern Language Journal, Spanish in Context, System, and Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Dr. Isabelli recently served as principal investigator for a US Census Bureau-funded investigation on observing census enumeration of non-English-speaking households in 2010 census and has taught applied linguistics courses since 2010 in Middlebury College's graduate summer program in Vermont. Her research interests relate to sociolinguistic issues regarding Hispanics in the US as well as second language acquisition in various learning contexts, identifying processes of forming social networks abroad and how they function as contexts for language learning.
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