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Perspectivas Interseccionales: Docentes LGBTQ+ in Bilingual and Dual Language Education

Join us on Tuesday, Oct 21, at 4:30 pm MT for the "Perspectivas Interseccionales: Docentes LGBTQ+ in Bilingual and Dual Language Education" presented by

Queering Our Classrooms: Invited Speaker

Alberto Esquinca, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dual Language and English Learner Education
San Diego State University

Alberto Esquinca is Associate Professor in the Department of Dual Language & English Learner Education (DLE) at San Diego State University (SDSU). He is a transfronterizo scholar who researches bilingualism and biliteracy practices among Latinx people, particularly in borderland contexts. He is the co-author of Educating Across Borders: The Case of a Dual Language Classroom with Mayte de la Piedra and Blanca Araujo, as well as the co-editor of the forthcoming Literacies of Design: Studies of Equity and Imagination in Engineering and Making. At DLE he is currently overseeing the creation of the Global and Transborder Center For Teacher Preparation Programs, which is a collaborative hub that will connect teacher preparation programs on both sides of the US-Mexico Border.

As a UTEP undergraduate, he was transformed by the daily back-and-forth of transfronterizo life as well as by activist experiences in the queer and the Chicanx student communities. In 2006, he returned to UTEP as an assistant professor. In 2020 he was selected to be the inaugural Caylef & Sakai Pride Faculty Scholar at SDSU.

For this coloquio, he will share emerging findings from a new research project focused on the experiences of LGBTQ+ educators into and in the field of bilingual/DL education. He will use qualitative interviews data to show how LGBTQ+ teachers draw on their experiences of linguicism, trans- and homophobic bias and racialization to construct unique perspectives as bilingual/DL teachers.


The EL3 Lab serves as a forum for building and sustaining research from diverse perspectives focused on the U.S. and Mexico border context. You are invited to this coloqio and feel free to forward this invitation to others who may be interested.

All are welcome!

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

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