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Benjamin Kinsella

   
 
BENJAMIN KINSELLA

Ph.D. Candidate
Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition

 B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

 Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
15 Seminary Place, 5th Flr.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
848/932.9232

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Website: http://benjaminkinsella.weebly.com

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Policy Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Language Policy and Planning; Language Maintenance and Shift; Language Variation; Language Ideologies; Conversation Analysis; Diversity and Inclusion.

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition
    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
    September 2015-present

  • M.A. in Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition
    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
    September 2013-May 2015

  • B.B.A. in Management and B.A. in Spanish
    Minor in Economics and International Business
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
    International Business Honors, Cum Laude
    August 2008-December 2012

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

Graduate Research Fellow
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, September 2014 - present 

  • Conduct independent research in New Jersey public schools and communities

 

>ACADEMIC TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

University Instructor
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

  • >Full responsibility for planning, teaching, and assessment of:
        - Spanish 363 Spring 2017
        - Spanish 493 Summer 2015 (Assistant)
        - Spanish 101 Spring 2014
        - Spanish 101 Fall 2013

Assistant Director, Study Abroad Salamanca
University of Salamanca, Spain, July-August 2015

  • Managed and assessed student work in Spanish 493
  • Organized and led students on excursions to Granada, Madrid, Lisbon, Santiago de Compostela, and A Coruña

 

 

 RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Kinsella, B and Flores-Ferrán, N. (2016). “Review of the book, A sociolinguistics of diaspora: Latino practices, identities, and ideologies by Rosina Márquez Reiter and Luisa Martín Rojo (eds.).” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 26 (2), 226-227.

  • Kinsella, B., Cioé Peña, M., Arpacik, D. (2016). “Introduction to special edition, Linguistic diversity, equity, and pedagogical innovation in higher education.” Bellaterra Journal of Teaching and Learning Language and Literature, 9 (2), 1-5.

  • Kinsella, B. (2016). “An interview with Dr. Ofelia García on the past, present and future of language policy.” Bellaterra Journal of Teaching and Learning Language and Literature, 9 (2), 115-119.

 

 

SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

RUBilingual/Bilingualism Matters                                                                                                 
October 2013 – Present

  • Initiated first branch of the European entity, “Bilingualism Matters” in the U.S.
  • Provide linguistic advice and information on child bilingualism in the New York Metropolitan area to bridge policy and language research


Educación Intercultural Bilingüe (EIB)
September 2013-Present

  • Collaborate with researchers, policy makers, and stakeholders in Peru in order to collect pedagogical materials that serve intercultural bilingual education programs
  • Site manager for EIB’s webpage that delivers pedagogical tools for bilingual teachers in Latin America (http://eib.rutgers.edu)

 

AWARDS-Honors

  • Predoctoral Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) Fellowship, Rutgers University, September 2015 to May 2017.
  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, August 2014 to July 2017.
  • Cum Lade Honors, University of Kentucky, December 2012.
  • Global Scholars International Business Honors, December 2012.
  • Zembrod Hispanic Award, May 2010

 

CONFERENCE AND PRESENTATIONS

  • 2015. A Sociolinguistic approach to L2 acquisition of past tense forms. Second Languauge Reserach Forum. Georgia State University. Atlanta, Georgia. October 29-31. With Anne Lingwall.
  • 2015. Tenth International Symposium on Bilingualism, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. May 19-24 (Organizing committee member).
  • 2015. Language maintenance and shift: a case study of L 1 support at a New Jersey elementary school. International Linguistic Association 60th Annual Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. April 24-26.
  • 2014. Led workshop on best teaching practices for teaching foreign languages, Rutgers Language Institute, November 9.

 

ACADEMIC & COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

  • 2015. Middle school assembly on bilingualism. RUBilingual/Bilingualism Matters.Red Bank Middle School. Red Bank, NJ. December 8.
  • 2015. Parent information session on bilingualism. RUBilingual/Bilingualism Matters. Parent Workshop at Red Bank Primary. Red Bank, NJ. November 11.
  • 2015. Parent community night. RUBlinigual/Bilingualism MAtters. Red Bank Primary School. Red Bank, NJ. April 21.
  • 2015. Parent outreach. RUBilingual/Bilingualism MAtters. Bartle Elementary. Highland Park, NJ. May 5.
  • 2015. Heritage language maintenance and L1 support in New Jersey schools. Spanish and Portuguese Departmental Brown Bag Presentations. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. New Brunswick, NJ. April 19.
  • 2014. Parent information session on bilingualism. RUBilingual/Bilingualism Matters. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Piscataway, NJ. April 14.
  • 2014. Best teaching practices for taching foreign languages. Rutgers Languauge Institute. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. New Brunswick, NJ. November 9.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the International Linguistic Association (ILA)
  • Member of the American Association for Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

 

LANGUAGES

  • English: Native language
  • Spanish: Near native
  • Portuguese: Advanced Intermediate
  • French: Intermediate

Contact Us

Academic Building-CAC
15 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

P  848-932-9323
F  732.932.7126 

Email: info@spanport.rutgers.edu