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Serafin M Coronel-Molina
Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
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I am an Indigenous scholar and native speaker of Huanca Quechua, an endangered variety spoken in the central highlands of Peru. I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education in the School of Education, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Anthropology, American Studies, and in the Latino Studies Program. I am also affiliated Faculty in the School of Global and International Studies, and in the Minority Languages and Cultures of Latin American Project, and an Associate Faculty at the American Indian Studies Research. I am an Affiliated Faculty with the International Studies Program, the Center for the Study of Global Change, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. I received my Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics/Sociolinguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA and earned my Master’s degree in Hispanic Linguistics from The Ohio State University, USA.

I am the Founder and President of the Association for Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (ATLILLA), and I am the Co-Founder  and Secretary of the Global Institute for Transformative Education (GITE). I am also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Working Papers in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (WPLCLE) at Indiana University Bloomington.

My research on sociolinguistics, language policy and planning, language revitalization, language ideologies, and language contact phenomena appears in a number of book chapters published by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Multilingual Matters, Wiley-Blackwell, Nova Science Publishers, and in several journals such as the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, the International Journal of Bilingual Education and BilingualismLatin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Amerindia, the Journal of Second and Multiple Language Acquisition and Droit et Cultures: Revue International Interdisciplinaire. I was a Guest Co-editor for the Special Issue on Language Contact and Universal Grammar in the Andes (2011, Lingua). I was also a Guest Co-Editor for the Special Issue on Translingual Literacies (2016, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development), and I am currently a Guest-Editor for the Special Issue on Ethnographies of Indigenous Language Regimes in the Americas (International Journal of the Sociology of Language). I have also co-edited a book titled Lenguas e identidades en los Andes: perspectivas ideológicas y culturales (2005, Abya-Yala). I am the author of the Quechua Phrasebook (2014, 4rd Ed., Lonely Planet), and of a book on Language Ideology, Policy and Planning in Peru (2015, Multilingual Matters), and I am also the co-editor of another one, Indigenous Language Revitalization in the Americas (2016, Routledge).

I possess solid experience as a translator, ethnographer and lexicographer. My Research interests are: Documentation and revitalization of Indigenous languages in the Americas, policies and politics of language, language attitudes, ideologies and Indigenous language regimes, Indigenous language and technology, language maintenance and shift, language contact phenomena, translingualism, multilingualism and bilingual education, Indigenous literacies in the Americas, issues of language, culture and identity in the Andes and beyond. My research is of a multidisciplinary nature, drawing on fields as diverse as macro- and micro-sociolinguistics, educational linguistics/language education, applied linguistics, linguistic anthropology, Andean Studies, Indigenous Studies, Latin American Studies, and Literacy Studies.









Ph.D.  Educational Linguistics and Sociolinguistics,  August 2007, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

M.A.  Hispanic Linguistics, June 1995, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

B.A. in Translation, December 1980, Universidad Particular Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru

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