Critical Approaches to Language Studies

The Language Institute and the Second Language Acquisition Doctoral Program are pleased to present the Spring 2021 online series, Critical Approaches to Language Studies, a series of themed lectures followed by a panel with all speakers. Invited lectures are by  Sara Álvarez, Queens College, CUNY; Jonathan Rosa, Stanford University; and Mario E. López-Gopar, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca.

Please note that the focus of the invited talks are tentative. Titles and abstracts will be posted when they are available.



  • Wednesday, March 10, 4:00 pm: Sara Álvarez, Queens College, CUNY. Lecture on multilingual and academic writing practices of self-outed undocumented youth
  • Tuesday, April 6, 4:00 pm: Jonathan Rosa, Stanford University. Lecture on raciolinguistic perspectives and second language acquisition research
  • Tuesday, April 27, 4:00 pm: Mario E. López-Gopar, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca. Lecture on international perspectives on critical language pedagogy

Panel Discussion

  • Tuesday, May 4, 4:00 pm: Sara Álvarez, Mario E. López-Gopar, Jonathan Rosa


Sponsors: Language Institute and Second Language Acquisition Doctoral Program, with funding through the Anonymous Fund

Contact: Jana Martin

The UW-Madison Language Institute is committed to inclusive and accessible programming. To request an accommodation for this event, please contact Jana Martin three business days in advance.