CV (Abridged)

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Education

  • 2013 – 2019, Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Dublin – Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • 2011 – 2012, M.Sc. in Applied Linguistics, The University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • 2007 – 2011, B.A. in English Linguistics, The University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez.

Additional training:

  • 2016 Summer School in Methods in Ethnography, Language & Communication, Kings College London.
  • 2009 – 2010 Study abroad through the National Student Exchange Program. The University of Arizona.

Teaching

  • January 2018 – July 2018. Instructor for Pre-Masters Course on English for Academic Purposes. Griffith College, Dublin.
  • January 2018 – May 2018. Lecturer for Aspects of Vocabulary (Lexicography / Intro to Linguistics). Trinity College Dublin.
  • January 2017 – May 2017. Co-taught Aspects of Vocabulary with Dr. Elaine Ui Dhonnchadha. Trinity College Dublin.
  • September 2016 – December 2016. Co-taught Aspects of Written Language with Dr. Stephen Lucek. Trinity College Dublin.
  • September 2016 – May 2018. Teaching Assistant for Beginners and Intermediate Spanish. Trinity College Dublin.

Publications

  • Morales, K. (In preparation). Book Review of Shannon T. Bischoff & Carmen Jany’s (Eds.) Insights from Practices in Community-Based Research. De Gruyter: Mouton.
  • Morales, K (submitted, 2019). Finding Middle Ground in the Ordinariness-Creativity Debate: Practice, Structure, and Agency in Bilingual Interactions.
  • Morales, K (submitted, 2019). “I Always Knew It… Digo, Quizás no era Perfect”: Translingual Acts of Identity in the Speech of a Returnee Migrant.
  • Morales, K (2017). Book Review: Sali Tagliamonte’s (2016) “Teen Talk: The Language of Adolescents” (Cambridge University Press).
  • Morales, K (2016). Book Review: Nortier and Svendsen’s (2015) “Language, Youth and Identity in the 21st Century (Cambridge University Press).
  • Morales, K, Lucek, S., & Bochorishvili, I. (2016). TCD Working Papers in Linguistics. Proceedings of the 6th Sociolinguistic Summer School. Trinity College Dublin.

Presentations & Talks

2019
Reimagining Bilingualism in Late Modern Puerto Rico
Guest lecturer at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.

Through the Magnifying Glass: An Ethnographic Account of the Bilingual Practices of Adolescents in Puerto Rico
Presentation at RUM Linguists Student Association Seminar, University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez.

2018
Race Talk and Agency among Island Puerto Rican Adolescents
Paper presented as part of panel on ‘What Language Ideologies Do’ at the Annual Meeting for the American Anthropological Association at San José, California.

“Make America White Again” Ideologies and Constructions of Race in a Puerto Rican Public School
Talk given at the 7th Explorations in Linguistic Ethnography Conference at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

2017
Doing Identity in Ethnographic Interviews: Linguistic Creativity in Bilingual Interactions
Paper presented at the 22nd International Symposium of Bilingualism at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Doing Identity in Ethnographic Interviews: Linguistic Creativity in Bilingual Interactions
Paper presented at the 22nd International Symposium of Bilingualism at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

2016
Attributing New Indexical Values to a Colonial Language: The Effects of Globalisation on Puerto Rican English
Poster presentation at the 6th Explorations in Linguistic Ethnography Conference in Sodertorn University, Sweden.

Hybrid Identities and Agency in Bilingual Adolescents
Paper given at the 22nd Sociolinguistic Symposium at the University of Murcia, Spain.

Practicalities of Gathering Data through Observational Studies: An Ethnographer’s Account [Workshop]
Workshop led at the Research Methods Group at Trinity College Dublin.

Dos Mundos? English Language Orientation in Two High Schools of Puerto Rico
Talk given at the Trinity Postgraduate Linguistic Seminars.

2015
Code-switching and Identity in Puerto Rican Adolescents
Talk given at the Thesis-in-Three panel.

2014
A Minority Language in a Majority Community: The Case of the English Language in Puerto Rico
Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting for the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) at Aston University, Birmingham.

Variation and the Construction of Identity in Higher Education Settings in Puerto Rico
Talk given art the Trinity Postgraduate Linguistic Seminars.

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