On October 11, the AATSP will host a webinar entitled “Facilitating spaces for Indigenous languages and cultures: Diverse curricular approaches for the Spanish-language classroom.” It is part of a series created in honor of AATSP Executive Director (2019-2023) Sheri Spaine Long. The webinar, presented by Dr. Américo Mendoza-Mori of Harvard University, will explore strategies to incorporate Indigenous cultures and languages of the Americas within the field of Hispanic studies as a relevant and complex curricular component. Dr. Mendoza-Mori will discuss opportunities for building up academic and cultural programming to challenge and expand traditional notions of the so-called ‘Hispanic-world,’ and to reflect on how colleges and language departments can support more diverse spaces for the representation and visibility of Indigenous cultures, scholarship and voices, in connection with curricular goals.
Dr. Américo Mendoza-Mori teaches and researches on Indigenous and Latinx Studies at Harvard University. Dr. Mendoza-Mori is involved with different research and community-oriented projects to raise awareness of the relevance of Quechua languages and literatures, Latinx and Latin American cultures, and Indigenous systems of knowledge. His work has appeared in a variety of academic publications, a TEDx Talk, and has been presented at major institutions such as the United Nations and international media (The New York Times, BBC, NPR, The Guardian).
This webinar is free to all AATSP members and comes with a certificate of attendance.
To register, click here.