2023 Inaugural
SEC Spanish Consortium Conference

“Working Towards Equity for and Documenting Diversity among Latinx Populations in New Destination Communities of the South”

Thursday, March 9 • The Inn at Ole Miss, Ballroom D

2:00 p.m. - Welcome and Introduction

2:45 p.m. - Panel 1

Stephen Fafulas (University of Mississippi) and Matt Van Hoose (Goucher College) “Language Ideology and Practice in the U.S. South: Case Studies of Spanish in Northern Mississippi and Eastern North Carolina”

3:30 p.m. - Coffee Break

3:45 p.m. - Panel 1 (cont.)

Nina Moreno (University of South Carolina) “Heritage language learners in a new destination state: Can you see them?”

Chad Howe (University of Georgia) “Portuguese in the linguistic marketplace of the Southeast”

Friday, March 10 • The Inn at Ole Miss, Ballroom D

9:00 a.m. - Workshop: Heritage Spanish and community-based projects

Dr. Nina Moreno (University of South Carolina)

10:30 a.m. - Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. - Panel 2

Philip Limerick (Centre College) “The social orientation of first-generation Latin American immigrants in Georgia”

Karina Zelaya (Mississippi State University) “Beyond the Black and White Totalizing Narrative of the South: Spanish-Latinx History & Cultural Heritage in Mississippi”

Laura Martin (University of Mississippi), Noa Valcarcel (University of Mississippi), Jilkiah Bryant (University of Mississippi),

Karen Allison (Mississippi Care), Danna Johnson (Catholic Charities) “Breaking the Language Barrier: Promoting Community Health through Community-Campus Partnerships”

12:15 p.m. - Lunch Break

2:00 p.m. - Panel 3

Simone Delerme (University of Mississippi) “Latinization, Landscapes & Soundscapes”

Alicia Cipria (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa) and Erin O’Rourke (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa) "Signs of community and change: Mapping Spanish linguistic landscapes in Alabama"

Rafael Orozco (Louisiana State University) "Southern Attitudes and Perceptions toward Spanish"

Saturday, March 11 • The Inn at Ole Miss, Ballroom D

On Saturday, March 11, 2023, we will host a roundtable discussion with three distinguished discussants: Dr. Andrew Lynch (University of Miami), Dr. Jim Michnowicz (North Carolina State University), and Dr. Kim Potowski (University of Illinois, Chicago). The Roundtable will offer the chance for the discussants to provide feedback and commentary on the work presented by the panelists during the meeting with a focus on two overarching questions:

  1. What are the questions and issues being addressed currently by the projects involved with the SEC Spanish Consortium?
  2. What future avenues of collaboration and research might could be explored?

9:00 a.m. - Roundtable (Part I) - The Current State of the SEC Spanish Consortium

10:30 a.m. - Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. - Roundtable (Part II) - The Future of the SEC Spanish Consortium

Stephen Fafulas (University of Mississippi; stephenf@olemiss.edu) and Chad Howe (University of Georgia; chowe@uga.edu) Co-Organizers of the 2023 Inaugural SEC Spanish Consortium Conference are grateful for generous funding that made this conference possible:

  • University of Mississippi Achieving Equity Grant, jointly administered by the Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
  • College of Liberal Arts, University of Mississippi
  • Department of Modern Languages, University of Mississippi
  • Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mississippi
  • The Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL)

The link to the talks for the 2023 Inaugural SEC Spanish Consortium Conference can be found at SEC Spanish website .

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