Graduate Student Affiliate
- Campus: NB
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- PhD or MA: PhD
- School : SAS
- Department: Spanish and Portuguese
- Project: Intercultural curriculum-Bolivia-Chile
- Research Areas (themes, countries): Heritage language, Dominant language as a second language, Chile, Bolivia
- Dissertation Title: "Cross-linguistic influence between Aymara and Spanish: How Interculturalism Can Miss the Language of Heritage Speakers."
- Abstract of Dissertation Work: This project examines cross-linguistic influence in heritage speakers in Chilean -Bolivian border to develop a intercultural curriculum to strengthen the identity of the transnational Aymara nation.
- Bio: Jennifer Markovits Rojas is a Spanish assistant professor at Universidad de Playa Ancha, a state university in Chile since 2014. She is a Spanish teacher from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, and she received her master's degree in Linguistics and Chilean Dialectology from Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaiso. Jennifer has worked teaching morphosyntax, Chilean phonetics, and Spanish as the second language at the same university. In 2018 she got a Fulbright fellowship to pursue doctoral studies in the United States. Now she is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition program at Rutgers University. She is currently working with Aymara heritage speaker in Chile, designing projects to develop an intercultural curriculum. She also leads a project to teach Spanish as a second language to adult Haitian in the region of Valparaiso, Chile.