Inés Vañó García
Inés Vañó García is a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Linguistics (Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures program) at The Graduate Center. Her research focuses on the political history of the teaching of Spanish in the United States during the 20th century. Her dissertation draws from the history of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish, along with key linguistic instruments created by its members, and examines its role in the creation and shaping of a new academic field. Inés came to the U.S. with a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Grant, and has been teaching language and linguistics undergraduate and graduate courses at CUNY, most recently at LaGuardia as a Mellon CUNY Humanities Alliance Graduate Teacher Fellow (2017-2020). Her interest in Digital Humanities and Open Digital Pedagogy prompted her to pursue the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate (2019). As a participant of the Pressing Public Issues initiative (2018-2019), she designed a public-facing course where students produced a multimodal digital project called Linguistic Landscapes: Unpacking language hierarchies. Inés is currently a Teaching and Learning Center Fellow (2019-2021) at The Graduate Center.