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Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

Video: Dr. Stephen Fafulas TEDx Talk

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Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics Dr. Stephen Fafulas gives his TEDx talk, “Mexississippi: Spanish in the South.”

Stephen Fafulas is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi. In his courses, Dr. Fafulas trains students to observe linguistic phenomena through interdisciplinary perspectives and inspires them to excel in their careers. Currently, Dr. Fafulas is director of the Study of Communities, Involvement & Outreach and Linguistics Laboratory (SoCIOLing) where he mentors students conducting community-engaged research on Spanish in the U.S. South. Dr. Fafulas’s research has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals and been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Fafulas has collaborated with key stakeholders in developing dual-language immersion programs to incorporate bilingual and bicultural education in the curriculum of K-5 schools.