Dr. Tracy Quan
Dr. Tracy Quan. PhD in Spanish Applied Linguistics (University of California, Davis). Dr. Quan is a specialist in second language acquisition and Spanish applied linguistics. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Spanish language, linguistics, and pedagogy. She is also the director and advisor of the Foreign Language Education program. Her research explores: a) the linguistic development and identity construction of second and heritage language learners during study abroad; b) the phenomenon of formulaic language–or chunks of words that tend to go together–and its relationship to L2 oral fluency; and c) the spaces Latina families leverage to maintain Spanish and promote academic success within their communities. Currently, she is working on a project that analyzes case studies of multilingual learners and Spanish heritage speakers studying abroad using a translanguaging framework.