Team

Sabina Cruz de la Cruz

Sabina Cruz de la Cruz, ehua pan ce pilaltepetzin Tecomate, Chicontepec; Veracruz, nahuatlahtoa. Momachtihqui pan caltlamachtiloyan tlen Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (UAZ), Momachtihqui tlen Derecho. Ce tlamachtihquetl tlen Educacion Historica pan caltlamachtiloyan tlen Centro de Actualización del Magisterio de Zacatecas. Tlamachtihquetl tlen nahuatl pan Departamento tlen Antropologia pan caltlamachtiloyan tlen Tulane, New Orleans, Louisiana, Estados Unidos. Tlamachtihquetl tlen nahuatl pan Departamento tlen “Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and Collections” LLILAS Benson, pan caltlamchtiloyan tlen Texas, Austin, Estados Unidos. Tlamachtihquetl huan tlatemohquetl pan Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas. (IDIEZ).

Sabina Cruz de la Cruz, is from Tecomate, Chicontepec, Veracruz, a native speaker of Nahuatl. She studied at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, where she received a bachelor degree in law. She has a master degree in history and education from the Centro de Actualización del Magisterio de Zacatecas. She is an instructor of Nahuatl in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tulane in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is also instructor of Nahuatl at LLILAS-Benson at the University of Texas at Austin and the Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas.

Catalina Cruz de la Cruz

Catalina Cruz de la Cruz, euhqui pan ce tonatiuh tlen Septiembre pan 1984 pan pilaltepetzin Tecomate, Chicontepec, tlatitlantoc Veracruz. Momachtih preescolar hasta la preparatoria pan pilaltepetzin Tecomate. Momachtih pan Caltlamachtiloyan tlen Zacatecas, Unidad Académica de Derecho. Nouhquiya tequitic quen tlamachtihquetl huan tlatehtemouhquetl pan Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas (IDIEZ). Nouhquiya momachtih pan Unidad Académica de Docencia Superior, quipiya Maestría en investigaciones Humanísticas y Educativas.

Catalina Cruz de la Cruz was born on September 1, 1984 in the community of Tecomate, Chicontepec, Veracruz. She studied grade school and high school in the community of Tecomate. She then went to study at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas. She also works as an instructor and researcher at the Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas. She has a masters degree in education and the humanities.

Juan Manuel Tahay Tzaj

Josefrayn Sánchez-Perry, is a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies the history of religion in Latin America, with an interest in Late Postclassic and colonial Mesoamerica. Josefrayn and his siblings were born in Jalisco, Mexico. He and his family immigrated to the United States in the winter of 2001, when they moved to southern California. In 2003, they moved again to a small town in northwest Iowa, where he finished his high school and college education. Josefrayn completed a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies at Northwestern College in Iowa. In 2011, he moved to Dallas, Texas to complete a master’s degree in the history of Christianity at Southern Methodist University. He and his wife live in north Austin with their two dogs.

Sergio Romero

Sergio Romero is a linguist and anthropologist with an interest on the structural, and sociocultural aspects of language variation and change. His current work examines the diachronic development of dialectal variation, its social meaning and the emergence of pastoral registers in indigenous languages, using both ethnographic and philological methods. Most of his research focuses on Mayan languages, especially K’iche’, Q’eqchi’, Kaqchikel and more recently Awakatek and Ixil. He has also published on Nahuatl, especially on dialects formerly spoken in colonial Guatemala, and has served as pro-bono translator for Maya migrants in the United States.

Kelly McDonough

Kelly McDonough (Anishinaabe [White Earth Ojibwe] and Irish descent) is an Associate Professor of Latin American Literary & Cultural Studies and Indigenous Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. Her primary areas of research include Critical Indigenous Studies; Indigenous Intellectual Histories with emphasis on Mexico from Spanish colonialism to the present; Ethnohistory (Nahuatl Studies); and Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society. She is the author of The Learned Ones: Nahua Intellectuals in Postconquest Mexico (2014), and various articles on Indigenous literacies, inter-Indigenous class conflict, Indigenous narrative mapping, and contemporary Mexican Indigenous literatures.

Carl Blyth is the Director of the Center of Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) and Associate Professor of French Linguistics in the Department of French and Italian.  He has held several administrative positions prior to COERLL: Coordinator of Lower Division French (1993-2002), Acting Director of Technology, Literacy and Culture (2001-2002), and Director/Asst Director of the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France.  He has worked with colleagues on an online reference grammar of French (Tex’s French Grammar), and a multimedia-based first year French program (Français interactif).

Nathalie Steinfeld Childre is the Publications Manager/ Web Developer for COERLL. Previously to moving to Austin, Nathalie studied art history at the University of Zürich and completed an art program at the local art academy. She then graduated with degrees in art history and computer science. She has a passion for art, languages, and cultural studies and creates tailored websites and tools that enhance the student’s online experience with foreign languages and culture.

Sarah Sweeney

Sarah Sweeney is the Project Coordinator for COERLL. She holds degrees in French and Global Communications. She enjoys learning and teaching languages and has worked on marketing, communications, education, and online projects in various fields.