Inés Vañó García

Assistant Professor, Modern Languages


Modern Languages & Literatures


2021 - Ph.D., The Graduate Center (CUNY), Spanish Linguistics
2018 - M.A., The Graduate Center, (CUNY), Spanish Linguistics
2006 - B.A., Universidad de Alicante (Spain), Filología Inglesa / English Studies

My Spanish sociolinguistics approach adopts a critical perspective that addresses the relationship between language and politics in order to delve into how language representations, linguistic and social practices are inscribed within unequal social hierarchies of power.

My dissertation “Discursos institucionales y manuales de texto de la American Association of Teachers of Spanish (1912-1944): un estudio de la historia política de la enseñanza del español en Estados Unidos” focuses on the political history of the teaching of Spanish in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. My work draws from the history of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish (1917), along with key linguistic instruments created by its members, and examines its role in the creation and shaping of a new academic field.