2023 Inaugural SEC Spanish Consortium Conference
March 9-11, 2023
University of Mississippi

Free online access 

Thursday, March 9th

Webinar (Livestream w/ Q&A) – Panel 1 & Panel 1(cont.), including Welcome and Introduction

2:00 Welcome and Introduction 

2:45 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 Coffee Break

3:45 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 10th

Meeting (Interactive w/ registered virtual participants) – Workshop w/ Dr. Nina Moreno

9:00 Workshop: Heritage Spanish and community-based projects

Dr. Nina Moreno (University of South Carolina

10:30 Coffee Break

10:45 Panel 2 Webinar (Livestream w/ Q&A) – Panel 2

Philip Limerick (Centre College“The social integration of Latinx 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 Lunch Break

2:00 Panel 3 Webinar (Livestream w Q&A) – 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 11th  

(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)

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

10:30 Coffee Break

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

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?

SEC Spanish Consortium Conference.Schedule 2023

Stephen Fafulas (University of Mississippi;

Chad Howe (University of Georgia;

Co-Organizers of the 2023 Inaugural SEC Spanish Consortium Conference

We 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
  • And, finally,  we owe a special note of thanks to the Executive Board of the 90th Southeastern Conference on Linguistics for their exceptionally generous support of the SEC Spanish Consortium.



Watch the recorded talks from our panel at SECOL 89 here!

“What is the SEC Spanish Consortium?” (April, 1 2022). Southeastern Conference on Linguistics. Virtual Conference hosted by Louisiana State University.

We are excited to have presented our work as part of the new Project Launch initiative at NWAV 50 hosted by the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University October 13-15, 2022. “The SEC Spanish Consortium: Working towards equity and documenting language change among Latinx populations in New Destination Communities of the U.S. South”

Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Howe, C., Fafulas, S., Preston, D., O’Rourke, E., Clemons, A., Cipria, A., Orozco, R., & Moreno, N. (2022, November). The SEC Spanish Consortium: Working towards equity and documenting language change among Latinx populations in New Destination Communities of the U.S. South. 

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