portrait of Mara Barbosa, Associate Professor

Mara Barbosa

Associate Professor
College Of Liberal Arts

Mara R. Barbosa is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Her research interests include language ideologies and attitudes, critical pedagogy, and relationships of power in language and education. She investigates how minoritized language speakers both challenge and resist ideologies serving dominant groups’ interests and how pedagogical practices may act as liberating forces for these groups in the context of middle and high school. She coordinates the program Learn from the Experts, a partnership with middle and high schools in Corpus Christi, Texas, in which middle, high school, and college students collaborate in language learning while also developing their critical language awareness.