Kari Sajavaara memorial lecture webinar - talk by Assistant Professor Sofia Chaparro

  • Aika 25.01.2021 klo 17.0019.00 (Europe/Helsinki / UTC200)
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The Finnish Network for Language Education Policies (Kieliverkosto) is organizing the annual Kari Sajavaara -memorial lecture on Monday 25 January from 5pm to 7pm. The whole event will take place in Zoom.

Assistant Professor, PhD Sofía Chaparro (University of Colorado Denver), has been invited as the keynote speaker. The title of her lecture is: Searching for Dignity through Antropoesía: Centering the Voices of Minoritized Speakers in Language Education Research and Practice

Read a Finnish summary of the talk from the Kieliverkosto website!

Chaparro headshot.jpgSofía E. Chaparro is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Denver, where she teaches in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education program at the School of Education and Human Development. Her research investigates how race and class influence ideologies of language development and bilingualism, as well as equity in bilingual programs in urban contexts. She obtained her PhD in Educational Linguistics from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. A former bilingual teacher, Sofía is originally from the border town of El Paso, TX, located between the United States and Mexico, where she grew up bilingually and biculturally.

After the lecture, two awards bearing the name of Kari Sajavaara will be given out; one for a scientifically meritorious doctoral thesis and the other for socially significant work done in the field. The award ceremony will be in Finnish.

The Finnish Network for Language Education Policies organises Kari Sajavaara memorial lecture annually. The lecture is dedicated to the memory of Professor Kari Sajavaara (1938‒2006).

Further information and webinar link can be found here .

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More information: kieliverkosto(at)jyu.fi

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The Finnish Network for Language Education Policies (Kieliverkosto) organises Kari Sajavaara memorial lecture annually. The lecture is dedicated to the memory of Professor Kari Sajavaara (1938‒2006) who was a versatile and active researcher and actor in the field of applied language studies and language education policies. He was a professor and director at the Centre for Applied Language Studies, from where he retired in 2003. Sajavaara was also an active international networker and the co-founder of the European Language Council. Kari Sajavaara was Vice-Rector of the University of Jyväskylä in 1982‒1991 and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities in 1996‒2002.