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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 a Faculty Member in the Minority Languages & Cultures of Latin American Project, and an Associate Faculty at the American Indian Studies Research Institute. I am an Affiliated Faculty with the Social Foundations Program Area in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; the School of Global and International Studies; the Center for International Education, Development and Research; the International Studies Program, the Center for the Study of Global Change; and with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. 

My research appears in a good number of book chapters published by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Multilingual Matters, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, SAGE, Wilson, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UNESCO, Nova Science Publishers, Author House, Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, and Universidad de Sonora, Mexico. My research also appears in several international journals such as the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism,  the Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, the Journal of Second and Multiple Language Acquisition, the Droit et Cultures: Revue International Interdisciplinaire  and Amerindia. 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 a Guest-Editor for the Special Issue on Indigenous Language Regimes in the Americas (2017, International Journal of the Sociology of Language), and an Issue Editor for the thematic volume on The Politics of Language (2017, Chiricu Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures. I also co-edited a book titled Lenguas e identidades en los Andes: perspectivas ideologicas y culturales (2005, Abya-Yala). I am the author of the Quechua Phrasebook (2014, 4th Edition, Lonely Planet), and of a book on Language Ideology, Policy and Planning in Peru (2015, Multilingual Matters), and I am the co-editor with Teresa McCarty of Indigenous Language Revitalization in the Americas (2016, Routledge). I am about to complete with Melissa McNabb a book manuscript titled Classroom Ethnography to be submitted to Multilingual Matters.

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 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. I possess solid experience as a translator, ethnographer and lexicographer. I have  participated as a keynote and invited speaker and presented papers in numerous academic events in five continents of the world. I have been a Visiting Professor at Tamkang University, Taiwan (R.O.C.) in the summer of 2016 and 2017. 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, language and technology, language maintenance and shift, language contact phenomena, linguistic landscapes, world languages, world Englishes, bilingualism, multilingualism, translingualism, multilingual and bilingual education, Indigenous literacies in the Americas, issues of language, culture and identity in the Andes and beyond. My research is from multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives, 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 (Sociolinguistics), June 1995, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
B.A. in Translation, December 1980, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru

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