Assistant Professor of Spanish
Originally from Mexico City, Dr. Norma Rosas Mayén received her Ph. D. in Spanish Linguistics from Purdue University in 2007. Her curiosity in other languages and cultures led her to study French language and civilization at the Université de la Sorbonne in France in 1988, and Sanskrit language and culture at Delhi University in India in 1997.
Dr. Rosas Mayén’s research interests include Afro-Hispanic linguistics, creolistics with focus on French-based and Spanish-based creoles, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, and the socio-anthropology of the food.
Prior to joining the USI family in 2008, Dr. Rosas Mayén taught courses in Spanish language and linguistics at Purdue University, and the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Southern Indiana.
Dr. Rosas Mayén has presented at various national and international conferences. Her publications include Costeño, an Afro-Hispanic Variety on the Brink of Extinction Spoken in the Costa Chica Region of Oaxaca in Mexico; Elementos Musicales en El Quijote; Compendio lexicográfico de los alimentos en Guanajuato (coauthor). Currently, she is coauthoring a textbook project entitled Prueba y verás. Cultura y gramática.