Virtual Office Hours
Wednesday 2:00-4:00pm & by appointment
- SPAN 3201-004 (online asynchronous)
- SPAN 6001-001 (online synchronous, Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm)
Dr. Javier García León is an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the Department of Languages and Culture Studies. He is associate editor of the Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics and has been conducting interdisciplinary research in language, power, and representation. He has worked on Languages in Contact (Spanish and Creole Languages in the Caribbean) and on Linguistic Attitudes and Policies (Colombia). He also works on Critical Discourse Analysis, Queer Linguistics, and Latin American (LGBTQI+) Cultural and Media Studies. In particular, he examines the representation of transgender people in Latin American newspapers and audiovisual journalism of the last decades. At UNC Charlotte, Javier teaches courses on Spanish sociopragmatics, critical discourse analysis, and advanced grammar and composition.
- Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Ottawa.
- M.A. in Linguistics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
- B. Ed. and Humanities, specialization in Spanish and English, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Colombia).
Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics, UNC Charlotte, 2019-present
Specific Research Interests
-(Decolonial) Critical Discourse Analysis.
-Languages in contact.
-(LGBTIQ+) Latin American Cultural and Media Studies.
-Second Language Teaching.