Guest Speaker: Marilola Perez

When and Where

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Room 318
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8


Marilola Perez


About the speaker:

Marilola Pérez holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley in Linguistics.

Her research fits into current academic trends that defy geographical boundaries to include the Philippines in the Latin America imaginary. She has focused on the Cavite City variety of Philippine Creole Spanish (popularly called "Chabacano"), a language that emerged in a highly multilingual community during the Spanish colonial rule, to investigate the historical and sociolinguistic features that make Chabacano an atypical Creole language. Her current project compares the political and literary production of the Philippines and the Spanish Caribbean at the eve of the Spanish-American War with particular attention to the figures of Jose Rizal in the Philippines, and Eugenio María de Hostos and Ramón Emeterio Betances in Puerto Rico.


170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8