Lecturers

Amelia Barili

Dr. Amelia Barili holds a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Spanish and Portuguese Department and taught previously at the Spanish Department at UC Davis. She has been distinguished with many awards and honors such as the UCB Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, a Fulbright Scholarship, the East Bay Sanctuary Distinguished Partnership award, the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Grant, three UC Berkeley Language Center Fellowships, several Teaching Lecturer Fellowships and Professional Development Grants, a Global Urban Humanities Fellowship and, most recently, a Creative Discovery Grant. » read more »

Jhonni Carr

Lecturer of Hispanic Linguistics

 

Dr. Jhonni Carr holds a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She currently teaches in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of California, Berkeley and was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at UCLA. Specializing in Hispanic Sociolinguistics, she investigates the power dynamics of languages in contact in the public space of Southern California and Mexico. In her work, she uses interdisciplinary methods to explore these areas’ signage (i.e. linguistic landscape) and residents’ attitudes toward the presence and absence of different languages. She has published articles related to language attitudes with respect to varying pronunciations of Spanish and English and the intersection between Hispanic culture in the U.S. and Food Studies.

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Clelia Donovan

Director of the Portuguese Language Program

Miriam Hernandez Rodriguez

Director of the Spanish Language Program

Donna Southard

Assistant Director of the Spanish Language Program