Dr. Virginia Zavala, Associate Professor of the Linguistics Program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, will present the talk “Racialization of the bilingual student in higher education: A case from the Peruvian Andes”. The event is going to take place on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. in SUB II, Room 5, at George Mason University (GMU). The activity, sponsored by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages and the Latin American Studies Program of GMU, is open to the public.
This talk analyzes how a specific type of pronunciation in the Peruvian Quechua-speaking context has been racialized and serves to legitimize discrimination toward students from rural areas. In turn, this discrimination leads to low academic performance and a university experience that is often traumatic. For more details about this talk, you can write to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.