National and International Service

Editorial Work/Reviewer

2015-present   Editorial Board, Revista (Con)textos Linguísticos

2014-present   Editorial Board, Sociolinguistics Studies

2006-present   Associate Editor of Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, in charge of coordinating the review process of submissions in sociolinguistics.

2001-present   Referee for article and chapter manuscripts submitted to several journals, including Journal of Sociolinguistics, Languages in Contact, Bilingual Research Journal, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Language in Society, Lingua, Revista de Linguística, Sociolinguistic Studies, Southwest Journal of Linguistics, among others.

2001-present   Referee for book proposals submitted to several publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Prentice Hall, Routledge, John Wiley & Sons, Georgetown University Press and Mouton de Gruyter,

2001-present   Referee for presentation proposals submitted to several conferences, including Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, NWAV, AATSP, Spanish in the United States, Grupo de Estudos de Línguas em Contato, PLUS, Workshop on Cross-linguistic influence in non-native language acquisition, among others.

2004-5             In charge of overseeing, collecting, and editing all articles for the session on Portuguese Language and Linguistics of the special issue of Hispania: Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Languages and Literatures in the US. December, 2005.

1998                Reviewer of Standards for Learning Portuguese, a project of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

National/International Service to the Profession

2016                Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion. University of Massachusetts, Darmouth.

2016                Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion. University of New Mexico.

2016                Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion. University of Texas, Austin.

2013                Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.

2012                Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion. University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

2012                Reviewer of a grant proposal submitted to the National Sciences Foundation.

2011                Referee for Tenure and Promotion. University of New England.

2011                Referee for Tenure and Promotion. North Carolina State University.

2011                Program reviewer of the Department of Foreign Languages University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

2011- present  Reviewer of research proposals submitted to the Office of the Vice President at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru. Lima, Peru.

2010                Referee for Tenure and Promotion: Michigan State University.

2009                Evaluator of Title VI Program at the University of Texas – Pan American, Edinburg, Texas.

2008-9             Elected co-chair of Portuguese Special Interest Group at the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

2008                Member of the Latin American Advisory Council, Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University.

2008                Invited to review a grant proposal for the National Foundation of Sciences (NSF). Invitation declined due to potential conflict of interest.

2007                Referee for Tenure and Promotion: University of Massachusetts, Darmouth.

2006-present   Member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

(AATSP) Portuguese Taskforce.

2004-6             Nominated member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Honorary Members and Fellows Committee.

2003-5             Nominated and elected “member-at-large” of the Executive Council of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) to represent the Portuguese sector.

2004                Content Consultant for NEH-funded materials development project - Learning Language through Cultural Texts: Brazilian Portuguese. Middlebury Portuguese School.

2003-5             Member of the SAT II and Advanced Placement Portuguese Committee, sponsored by Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD – Luso-American Foundation). Lisbon and Washington D.C.

2002-3             International Consultant for the implementation of Spanish-Portuguese Bilingual Education in Northern Uruguay, a project sponsored by the World Bank.

Conferences

2013                Member of the Scientific Committee of PLUS (Portuguese Linguistics in the United States). Held at the University of Georgia, Athens. November 14-16, 2013.

2011-12           Chair of the 6th International Symposium on Spanish Sociolinguistics, held at the University of Arizona, April 12-14, 2012. Co-organized with Sara Beaudrie.

2011-12           Member of the Review Board (Conselho Científico) for the Workshop on crosslinguistic influence in non-native language acquisition, held at the Universidade de Nova Lisboa, Portugal, June 24-28, 2012.

2009                Co-organizer of the 39th Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages. University of Arizona. March 27-29, 2009.

2009                Idealized, organized, submitted, and chaired, with Marta Scherre (Universidade de Brasília), a colloquium entitled “Linguistic analysis and prejudice in language contact situations”  at the VI Associação Brasileira de Lingüística (ABRALIN) International Conference  held in João Pessoa, Brazil, on March 4-7, 2009. This colloquium gathers scholars working on language ideologies and attitudes in Brazil and United States.

2009                Idealized, organized, submitted, and chaired a proposal of a colloquium entitled “Sociolinguistics of borderlands: Language, identity and attitudes on the borders”  at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) to be held in Denver, CO, on March 21-24, 2009. This colloquium gathers scholars working on border sociolinguistics in three different continents.

2008                Member of the Organizing Committee for I Simpósio Mundial da Língua Portuguesa (SIMELP) held at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), on September 1-5, 2008 in São Paulo, Brazil. In charge of the Call for Papers and chairing all  sessions on the teaching of Portuguese as a foreign language.