José L Magro

Raised in Alcorcón, Madrid, and a long-time resident of Brooklyn, Visiting Assistant Professor José Magro comes to us with a rich background as a Spanish rap artist with a BS in Social Psychology, a certified New York State 7-12 Spanish teacher with a MEd, and a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics. His dissertation was titled "Language and Racism-Motivation, linguistic proficiency and awareness in the Spanish as a second language classroom: Integration of contents related to the socio-political nature of language in a content-based approach." His primary areas of research are sociolinguistics, critical applied linguistics, bilingualism, language and identity, language ideologies, glotopolitics, Spanish as a heritage language in the USA, and, very particularly, Hip-Hop and explicitly anti-racist pedagogy development.

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