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Exploring & Expanding Open Pedagogy

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How does open pedagogy intersect with frameworks of language, storytelling, translation, and linguistics? In this interactive session, we’ll discuss the work of three former Open Pedagogy Fellows – Inés Vañó Garcia, Tania Avilés, and Anthony Harb – as well as the practical steps towards converting a language-focused OER course.

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This event is supported by a Doctoral Curriculum Enhancement Grant through the Publics Lab, and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Inés Vañó García is a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Linguistics (Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures program) at The Graduate Center. Her research focuses on the political history of the teaching of Spanish in the United States during the 20th century, and her approach to sociolinguistics delves into how language representations, linguistic and social practices are inscribed within unequal social hierarchies of power. Inés came to the U.S. with a Fulbright TA Grant, and has been teaching language and linguistics undergraduate and graduate courses at CUNY, most recently at LaGuardia as a Mellon CUNY Humanities Alliance Graduate Teacher Fellow (2017-2020). Her interest in Digital Humanities and Open Digital Pedagogy prompted her to pursue the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate (2019). As a participant of the Pressing Public Issues initiative (2018-2019), she designed a public-facing course where students produced a multimodal digital project called Linguistic Landscapes: Unpacking language hierarchies. Inés is currently a Teaching and Learning Center Fellow (2019-2021) at The Graduate Center.

Tania Avilés is a Ph.D candidate in Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures, Hispanic Sociolinguistics track, at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a member of the Grupo de Glotopolítica. Her dissertation examines familial letter writing among the lower ranks of Chilean society at the turn of the 20th century. She is a Publics Lab Fellow (Publics Lab, CUNY) and adjunct professor of Spanish and Hispanic Linguistics in Lehman College, CUNY. She is currently leading a CUNY Incubator Project titled Teaching and Learning Spanish at CUNY: Public Language Education through Archival Resources. The project advocates for the use of archives as open educational resources to center the Latinx history and experience in Spanish language instruction. 

Anthony J. Harb is a Palestinian-American PhD Candidate in Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures at the CUNY Graduate Center. He also teaches courses in Spanish language and linguistic anthropology at Medgar Evers College and Brooklyn College respectively. Working in collaboration with a Spanish-language community radio program in rural Minnesota, his research takes an ethnographic and participatory action research approach to consider radio’s potential to reimagine Spanish language education. Anthony has been a Posse Scholar, a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, and the recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant in Madrid, Spain.


March 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Elvis Bakaitis

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