Javier is a Ph.D. in Spanish Student at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Ottawa. He holds and M.A. in Linguistics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a Certificate in Didactics and Methodologies for Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Instituto Caro y Cuervo and a B.A. in Humanities: Spanish and English from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Colombia). His master’s thesis, Relación entre actitudes lingüísticas e identidad en hablantes de inglés criollo, inglés estándar y español, was awarded a distinction for its contribution to Bilingualism and Creole Studies in Colombia. He also held full scholarships for his undergraduate and graduate studies. His working experience includes teaching Spanish, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and academic reading and writing in several universities. Currently, he is a part-time professor of Spanish and Hispanic Linguistics at University of Ottawa. He also works as an editorial assistant for Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos (RCEH). Additionally, Javier was a research assistant at the research center of Universidad Pedagógica Nacional and since 2012 is an active researcher of Estudios del discurso research group from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. His areas of research include sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis, queer linguistics, gender and queer studies, Latin American cultural studies, media studies, and language teaching. He has published a variety of articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented several papers in national and international conferences. His Ph.D. dissertation explores the representation of transgender individuals in the Colombian cultural industry.
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