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Research Interests: Morphosyntax, Syntax, Typology, Documentary and Descriptive Linguistics, Uto-Aztecan Languages, and Teaching Language.

Employment

2016-present   Professor. Centro de Estudios AntropológicosFacultad de Ciencias Políticas y SocialesUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

2014-2016       Postdoctoral Researcher. Universidad de Sonora-CONACyT

Education

2014  PhD in Linguistics. University of Texas at Austin

2013  Visiting Researcher. American Philosophical Society Library. Philadelphia. PA

2009  Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute. University of California at Berkeley

2005  MA in Linguistics. Universidad de Sonora

2002  BA in Linguistics. Universidad de Sonora

Academic Distinctions

2016-2018  Member of the National Research System in Mexico

2015  Wigberto Jiménez Moreno prize from Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) for the best doctoral dissertation in linguistics

2015 Beca para Mujeres en las Humanidades y las Ciencias Sociales 2015.  Academia Mexicana de Ciencias (AMC), Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT) y el Consejo Consultivo de Ciencias de la presidencia de la República.

International and National Winning Research Projects

2017-2018 Proyecto Nacional: No. IA401417. Estudio gramatical del tepehuano del sur. Comparación entre el o’dam y el au’dam de Durango. Programa de Apoyo a Proyectos de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica (PAPIIT). Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

2016 International Project: Documentation of Naturally Occurring Speech in Southwestern Tepehuan. (Collaborating Researcher: Inocencia Arellano). Endangered Language Fund (ELF).

2015 Proyecto Nacional: Documentación sobre los diferentes géneros discursos orales entre los tepehuanos del sur de Durango. Beca para Mujeres en las Humanidades y las Ciencias Sociales 2015.  (AMC, CONACyT y CCC).

2013 International Project: Comparing sixty-three years of history: the Tepehuan case (Mason 1948, Garcia 2011). American Philosophical Society (APS).

2011 International Project: No. 1065085. Documentation of Southeastern Tepehuan: A Corpus of Annotated Texts. Doctoral Dissertation Research (DEL). National Science Foundation (NSF).

2011 International Project: Documentation and Learning Materials. Foundation of Endangered Languages (FEL).

Academic Awards and Fellowships

2013 Carlota Smith Fellowship. Department of Linguistics. University of Texas at Austin.

2013 Joel Sherzer Fellowship. Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America. University of Texas at Austin.

2012 Graduate Student Professional Development Award. University of Texas at Austin.

2011 E. D. Farmer International Fellowship. University of Texas at Austin.

2011 Joel Sherzer Summer Grant. Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America. University of Texas at Austin.

2009 Scholarship Award to attend the Summer Linguistic Institute at Berkeley (LSA). University of Texas at Austin.

2009 Graduate Student Professional Development Award. University of Texas at Austin.

2009 Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies Award (LLILAS). University of Texas at Austin.

2008  The Liberal Arts Graduate Research Award (LAGR). University of Texas at Austin.

2007 Joel Sherzer Summer Grant. Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America. University of Texas at Austin.

2007 Graduate Student Professional Development Award. University of Texas at Austin.

2006 Graduate Student Professional Development Award. Center for Indigenous Languages in Latin America. University of Texas at Austin.

2005-2010 International Scholarship. National Counsel for Science and Technology (CONACyT, Mexico).

2003-2005 National Scholarship. Universidad de Sonora.

Research Experience

2016-present Organizer of the research group Seminario Interdisciplinario de Antropología. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

2012-2016 Member of the research group Coloquio de Investigación Lingüística coordinated by Dr. Zarina Estrada. Departamento de Letras y Lingüística. Universidad de Sonora.

2008-2015 Member of the research group Complejidad sintáctica y diversidad tipológica en lenguas del noroeste de México (CONACyT 7888) directed by Dr. Zarina Estrada. Universidad de Sonora.

2005-2014 Member of the research group Latin American Linguistic Association coordinated by Dr. Nora C. England. University of Texas at Austin.

2008 Research assistant for the project: Hup’s Index coordinated by Dr. Patience L. Epps. University of Texas at Austin.

2003-2005 Member of the research group Mecanismos de voz y formación de palabra (CONACyT 39777) directed by Dr. Zarina Estrada. Universidad de Sonora.

2002-2003 Research assistant for the project: Morphosemantic Analysis of the Yaqui Formants based on the Automatic Analysis of Neologisms directed by Dr. Albert Alvarez. Universidad de Sonora.

Fieldwork Experience

2017 (4 weeks). Fieldwork on Southwestern Tepehuan (Au’dam) and Southeastern Tepehuan (O’dam). Location: Santa María de Ocotán, Santiago Teneraca, San Francisco de Lajas, y Durango, Mexico.

2016 (3 weeks) Fieldwork on Southeastern and Southwestern Tepehuan (O’dam and Au’dam). Location: Chianarkam and Pueblo Nuevo, Durango, Mexico.

2015 (2 weeks) Fieldwork on Southeastern Tepehuan (O’dam). Durango, Mexico.

2014 (1 month) Fieldwork on Southeastern Tepehuan (O’dam). Location: Chianarkam (Durango, Mexico).

2010-2011 (10 months) Fieldwork on Southeastern Tepehuan (O’dam). Location: Tobaata’m (Durango, Mexico).

2003-2009 (14 weeks) Fieldwork on Southeastern Tepehuan (o’dam). Location: Durango (Mexico), Hermosillo (Mexico), and Austin, Texas.

Additional Courses

2017 La sintaxis y semántica de las oraciones de relativo sin núcleo en lenguas de la región -Harold Torrence (UCLA), Ivano Caponigro (UCSD), Dra. Judith Aissen (University of Santa Cruz) -45 hrs- CIESAS-Sureste.

2017 Foco en lenguas de Mesoamérica -Dra. Judith Aissen (University of Santa Cruz) -36 hrs- CIESAS-Sureste.

2017 Elementos para el análisis de mapas e imágenes aéreas. Geografía, Cartografía y Mapeo Participativo -35 hrs- UNAM.

2016 Formación pedagógica básica para la enseñanza de la Antropología -21 hrs- UNAM.

2016 Recursos digitales para la investigación científica y gestores de referencias -10 hrs- UNAM.

2016 Estrategias de aprendizaje (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)-20 hrs- UNAM.

2014 Language Contact- Dra. Brigitte Pakendorf (Université Lyon 2)-20 hrs- Universidad de Sonora.

2013 Graduate Teaching Scholars Certificate Seminar- Dr. Ferlin McGaskey (University of Texas at Austin).

2012 Wh-questions, Focus, and Topicalization- Dra. Judith Aissen (University of Santa Cruz) -60 hrs- CIESAS-Sureste.

2011 Reconstructing Syntax – Dr. Spike Gildea (University of Oregon) – 20 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2008 Clause Chaining – Dr. Tom Givón (University of Oregon) – 10 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2005 The Syntax of Chichewa – Dr. Sam Mchombo (University of Berkeley) – 20 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2004 Tipología Linguística (Grámatica Contrastiva) [Linguistic Typology] – Dr. Roberto Zavala (Ciesas-Sureste)- 40 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2004 Areal Typology – Dr. Søren Wichmann (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) – 40 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2004 Tipología Sintáctica [Linguistic Typology] – Dr. Sergio Bogard Sierra (El Colegio de México)- 40 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2004 Typology of Reciprocals –Dr. Nicholas Evans (University of Melbourne) – 20 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2004  Bantu Morphosyntax – Dr. Sam Mchombo (University of Berkeley) – 20 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2004  Discursos sobre el Maximalismo – Dr. Tom Givón (University of Oregon) – 20 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2004 El que Hacer del Linguista en México y su Responsabilidad Social y Política -Mtro. Ernesto Díaz Couder Cabral (Universidad Pedagógica Nacional) – 20 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2003 Voice – Dr. Masayoshi Shibatani (University of Rice)- 12 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2003 Políticas del Lenguaje en México -Dra. Rebeca Barriga Villanueva (El colegio de México) – 20 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2003 La Voz Media [Middle Voice]. Dra. Ana Valentina Fernández Garay (Universidad Nacional de la Pampa). 60 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

2002 Fundamentación Diacrónica de la Tipología Gramatical: El Legado de Joseph Greenberg. Dr. Tom Givón (University of Oregon) – 20 hrs. Universidad de Sonora.

Professional Service in the Field

Conference Reviewer: Conference of Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA), Congreso Nacional de Lingüística (AMLA), Coloquio de Lingüística en la ENAH, and Jornadas de Lenguas en Contacto.

Memberships

2005- present    Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA)

2007- present    Friends of Uto-Aztecan Languages (FUAL)

2010- present    Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

2010- 2011        Foundation of Endangered Languages (FEL)

Languages

Spanish                                                                         Native

English                                                                          Fluent

Yaqui  (Uto-Aztecan)                                                     Research Knowledge

Southeastern Tepehuan (Uto-Aztecan)                         Research Knowledge

Southwestern Tepehuan (Uto-Aztecan)                        Research Knowledge

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