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Amelia Tseng Assistant Professor World Languages and Cultures

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CAS - World Languages and Cultures
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Ph.D Georgetown University, Linguistics

M.S. Georgetown University, Linguistics

M.A. Arizona State University, Spanish Linguistics

B.A. Magna Cum Laude Wellesley College, Spanish and English

Dr. Amelia Tseng is Assistant Professor in World Languages and Cultures. Her research addresses how language shapes and is shaped by identity across immigrant generations in Latinx diasporic contexts, focusing on multilingualism, dialect variation, discourse, and understandings of ethnocultural identity. Dr. Tseng holds a research appointment at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and directed the American University Bilingual Education program from 2014-2016. She is Principal Investigator on the project “Bilingualism and Latin@s in D.C.: Exploring Language Use and Cultural Identity, Resource Access, and Metropolitan Mobility”, funded by the American University Metropolitan Policy Center and Center for Latin American and Latinos Studies. Her university teaching and research have been recognized through awards from American University, Georgetown University, the Society for Applied Anthropology, and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Tseng has appeared on National Public Radio and WUSA 9.
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Spring 2020

  • SPAN-353 Adv Spanish II: Latin America

  • SPAN-456 Spanish Topics: Spanish in the Americas

  • SPAN-494 Comm Service Learning Project: Spanish in the Americas

Fall 2020

  • SPAN-353 Adv Spanish II: Latin America

  • SPAN-456 Spanish Topics: Lang/Soc in Span Spkg World