- Curriculum and Instruction
- Academic Programs:
- Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
- Research Areas:
- Sociolinguistics, language policy and planning, language revitalization, and translingual literacies
- ED 3228
- (812) 856-8232
I am an Indigenous scholar and native speaker of Huanca Quechua, an endangered variety spoken in the central highlands of Peru. I received my Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics/Sociolinguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned my Master’s degree in Hispanic Linguistics from The Ohio State University. I am a sociolinguist, educational linguist, ethnographer, lexicographer, and translator. I delivered lectures and presented papers around the world. I held a Named and Endowed Title of Indiana University Bicentennial Professor (2019-2021), and I am currently a Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education, Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Anthropology, American Studies, and in the Latino Studies Program. I am a Core Faculty in the Minority Languages and Cultures Project (MLCP), and Research Associate at the American Indian Studies Research Institute (AISRI). I am also an Affiliated Faculty at the Centers for the Study of Global Change, Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), and in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. I am a Founding Member (with Michael Ndemanu and Daniel Baron) of the Global Institute for Transformative Education (GITE), and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (IJLCLE); Editor-in-Chief (with Michael Ndemanu) of the Global Journal of Transformative Education (GJTE); and Editor (with Stephen May, Teresa McCarty, and Constant Leung) of the Book Series Language, Education and Diversity, Multilingual Matters, UK. My research and scholarship are from interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives and explore the multiple and complex intersections of languages, cultures, ideologies, power, politics, policies, and identities in the Andes of South America, the Americas and Asia more generally. This interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary focus broadens the horizon of my research and makes it relevant to the fields that contribute to my theoretical foundations, such as educational linguistics, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, Indigenous Studies, Latin American studies, and Literacy Studies.
My scholarship is divided into four major strands: Sociolinguistics, language policy and planning, language revitalization, and translingual literacies. My research appears in numerous 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, among others. My research also appears in several top international journals. I was the Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Indigenous Language Regimes in the Americas (2017, International Journal of the Sociology of Language); I was the Guest Editor (with Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo) for the Special Issue on Language Contact and Universal Grammar in the Andes (2012, Lingua); I was also the Guest Editor (with Beth L. Samuelson) for the Special Issue on Translingual Literacies (2017, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development); and an Issue Editor for the thematic volume on The Politics of Language (2017, Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures); and the Guest Editor (with Llorenç Comajoan-Colomé) for the Special Issue on New Frameworks for Language Revitalization in the 21st Century: Case Studies from the Americas and Europe (2021, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development). My books include: The Best Seller Quechua Phrasebook & Dictionary (5th Edition, 2019, Lonely Planet); Indigenous Language Revitalization in the Americas (with Teresa McCarty – 2016, Routledge); and Language Ideology, Policy and Planning in Peru (2015, Multilingual Matters).
Comajoan-Colomé, L., & Coronel-Molina, S. M. (Guest Eds.). (2021). Special issue on New frameworks for language revitalization in the 21st century: Case studies from the Americas and Europe, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 42 (10).
Coronel-Molina, S. M. (Issue Ed.). (2017). Thematic issue on politics of language, Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures, 1(2).
Coronel-Molina, S. M. (Issue Ed.). (2017). Special issue on Indigenous language regimes in the Americas, International Journal of the Sociology of Language (IJSL), 246.
Coronel-Molina, S. M., & Samuelson, B. L. (Guest Eds.). (2017). Special issue on Translingual literacies, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 38(5).
Coronel-Molina, S. M., & Rodríguez-Mondoñedo, M. (Guest Eds.). (2012). Special issue on Language contact and universal grammar in the Andes, Lingua, 122 (5).