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Talía Molina


I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Hispanic Studies at Concordia University. In 2010, I obtained my B.A. Honours in Spanish Literature and Society with Distinction from Concordia, where I had been awarded an Ethnic and Social Diversity Fellowship. Over the past two semesters in the M.A. program, I have been able to study literature and Hispanic and Spanish culture, meet and work with enriching faculty, obtain research experience, and have the gratifying opportunity to teach an introductory course in Spanish. This has allowed me to discover my career path and to realize how teaching, interpretation, critical analysis and research lead to a continual process of discovery and learning. My interests lie in the fields of pedagogy, language contact, translation, and bilingualism, as well as in the literature and culture of Central America and the Andean region. In fact, my current research involves Quechua-Spanish bilingualism and the way in which Spanish has been used to preserve the Quechua language and to strive, ideologically and culturally, to prevent its extinction.

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Aside from my academic experience at Concordia, I have also been involved in nongovernmental organizations, which has given me the chance to participate in educational programs. In 2009, I had the opportunity to travel to Ayacucho, Peru, to teach English as a second language to children in low-resource schools, and then, in 2011, to travel to Huaraz, Peru, to teach the importance of health and nutrition to young mothers and their children.
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Research Interests
  • Language contact.
  • Translation.
  • Bilingualism.
  • Cultural and literary studies of Central America and the Andean region.
  • Second language acquisition.
  • Pedagogy.