Adam’s primary specialties include second language learning/education and Spanish-English multilingualisms in the U.S. His investigation of these topics is inspired by work in applied linguistics, linguistic anthropology, and ethnic/cultural studies. As such, he enjoys the chance to teach across programs within the School of Language, Culture & Society.
Selected recent publications:
Schwartz, A. (2019). “Language, mockery and racism: The case of Mock Spanish.” AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics) Briefs, accessible at https://www.aaal.org/news/language-mockery-and-racism-the-case-of-mock-spanish##
Schwartz, A. (2018). “Language and borders revisited: Colonizing language and deporting voice in Spanish class,” Critical Education, 9(6):1-22.
Schwartz, A. & Boovy, B. (2017). “Mapping monolingualism within a language/race cartography: Reflections and lessons learned from ‘WLC Day’,” L2 Journal, 9(1):1-20.
Schwartz, A. (2014). “Third Border talk: Intersubjectivity, power negotiation and the making of race in Spanish language classrooms,” International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 227:157-173.
Adam is currently at work on his first book, tentatively titled Spanish So White: Conversations on the Inconvenient Racism of a “Foreign” Language Education (under contract, Multilingual Matters).