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Gabriela Díaz-Dávalos Faculty Profile
Gabriela Díaz-Dávalos (Ph.D., Temple University) has been teaching in higher education since 2010. Her past experience is comprised of a variety of literature, linguistics, and culture courses, including language classes at all levels of the Spanish curriculum through different instruction modalities. A native of Mexico City, she has also contributed to cultural exchanges outside of the classroom through project-based learning opportunities, and she has engaged in community projects that explore and promote the diverse experiences of Latinx and Lusophone communities in the Greater Philadelphia and New York City regions.
Dr. Díaz-Dávalos’ interdisciplinary research focuses on Critical Discourse Analysis, language accessibility and government communication in Mexico, as well as power dynamics behind the production, reception, and representation of historically marginalized populations. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Discurso & Sociedad, and edited volumes such as Lenguas en contacto: Español, inglés y lenguas mexicanas, and Fronteras y diálogos: El español y otras lenguas, and her research informs her pedagogical approaches to foster students’ global citizenship and diversity awareness.
Prior to joining CSUEB, Dr. Díaz-Dávalos taught at Princeton University, Villanova University, Temple University, and other public universities, community colleges, and K-12 institutions. Additionally, she served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard (2007-2011), and one of her passions is the Brazilian performative art of Capoeira, which she uses as a practice to engage and empower local youth in underrepresented communities.
- Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics (Temple University)
- M.A. in Languages and Cultures (West Chester University)
- B.A. in Spanish (West Chester University)
- Díaz-Dávalos, G. (2022). “Todos los caminos llevan a Roma: El reto de la (des)racialización de la mujer indígena en México”. Discurso & Sociedad, Vol 16/No. 3 (pp. 598-631).
- Díaz-Dávalos, G. (2015). El español como L2 en EE.UU.: Actitudes de estudiantes universitarios en torno a distintas variedades lingüísticas del español como lengua meta. In Saul Santos García (Ed), Lenguas en Contacto: Español, inglés y lenguas mexicanas (pp. 31-45). Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit.
- Díaz-Dávalos, G. (2014). La batalla lingüística de ‘Puebladelfia’. In José María Santos Rovira (Ed), Fronteras y diálogos: El español y otras lenguas (pp. 137-150). Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa. Lugo: Editorial Axac.