Kristine Muñoz, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Iowa
3:30 pm central time, Monday, February 15
If it was difficult enough to balance work with life Before Covid (BC), when we could shut an office and classroom door behind us, it became much more difficult as language instruction shifted partially or completely online and many instructors were encouraged to work from home. Language teaching may present particular challenges because of the close relationships and long hours instructors are used to having with their students. An impulse to compensate for the loss of physical co-presence with other kinds of support to students and colleagues may increase the challenges of maintaining healthy boundaries between work and life. In this presentation, we will talk what gets in the way of balancing work with life and what ways each of us have found to respond to those challenges.
About the discussant:
Kristine Muñoz is Professor of Hispanic Linguistics and Communication Studies. She has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Colombia since 1987, focusing on issues of personal relationships, persuasion, and discourses of human rights and peace education. She teaches courses on cultural storytelling, Spanish health narratives, culture, language and health, and counternarratives of the city of Medellín. Work from the latter project can be seen at https://medellin.lib.uiowa.edu
Delivery format: Zoom meeting
Contact: Jana Martin, Associate Director, Language Institute. Email Jana for access to a recording of the session.
If you need accommodations to participate in this event, contact Adolfo Carrillo Cabello at least three business days prior to the event.
Sponsors: University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Language Media Center; University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Language Resource Center; University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Language Center; Michigan State University, Center for Language Teaching Advancement; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Language Institute