Texas Tech University

Paola Guerrero Rodríguez

Paola Guerrero RodríguezDr. Paola Guerrero Rodríguez is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Director of the Spanish heritage language program in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Dr. Guerrero Rodríguez' research and publications focus on understanding the dynamics of the heritage language classroom and the mixed-classroom in order to implement better pedagogical practices that satisfy the needs of heritage speakers in both learning contexts. In addition, Dr. Guerrero Rodríguez is also interested in the power dynamics that impact language, in how these dynamics use language as a vehicle to perpetuate discrimination, and, most importantly, how the language classroom is a setting that can help stop perpetuating discriminatory discourses.

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