About me

Inés Vañó García is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Saint Anselm College. She graduated in Hispanic Linguistics from The Graduate Center, CUNY (Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures program). Her research focuses on the political history of the teaching of Spanish in the United States during the 20th century. Her dissertation, “Discursos institucionales y manuales de texto de la American Association of Teachers of Spanish (1912-1944): un estudio de la historia política de la enseñanza del español en Estados Unidos,” draws from the history of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish, along with key linguistic instruments created by its members, and examines its role in the creation and shaping of a new academic field.

Inés came to the U.S. with a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Grant at Agnes Scott College (GA), and has been teaching language and linguistics undergraduate and graduate courses mostly at CUNY, including at LaGuardia as a Mellon CUNY Humanities Alliance Graduate Teacher Fellow (2017-2019). Her pedagogical inquiry and interest in Digital Humanities and Open Digital Pedagogy prompted her to pursue the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate (2019) and be a Teaching and Learning Center Fellow (2019-2021), leading her to participate in multiple interdisciplinary initiatives that have enriched her praxis-oriented methodologies for digital research and pedagogy. As a participant of the Pressing Public Issues initiative (2018-2019), she designed a public-facing course where students produced a multimodal digital project called Linguistic Landscapes: Unpacking language hierarchies.  She has been recognized by the Graduate Center Award for Excellence in Teaching (2020).

Inés serves on the editorial collective of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.

Inés can be found on email at ivanogarcia [@] anselm [dot] edu and on Twitter @InesVano.