Curriculum Vitae

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Eva Michelle Wheeler
Oakwood University
Department of English and Foreign Languages
7000 Adventist Blvd.
Huntsville, AL 35896
ewheeler@oakwood.edu


Education

Ph.D.         Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California,
.                  Santa Barbara, Hispanic Languages and Literatures
.                  (Iberian Linguistics), with additional emphasis in Applied Linguistics,
.                    June 2015

M.A.         Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California,
.                 Santa Barbara, Spanish (Iberian Linguistics), June 2012

J.D.           New York University School of Law, Jurisprudence, May 2008

B.S.          Department of Business and Information Systems, Oakwood College
                   Finance, Minor: Spanish, summa cum laude, May 2005

B.A.          Department of English and Foreign Languages, Oakwood College,
                    English/Professional Writing, Minor: Management, summa cum laude,
.                 May 2005


Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of English and Foreign Languages,
Oakwood University (Fall 2017 – Present)

Assistant Professor of Spanish (Generalist), Department of Languages and Linguistics, New Mexico State University (Fall 2015 – Spring 2017)

Member, Graduate Faculty
New Mexico State University (Fall 2015 – Spring 2017)

Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Santa Barbara (Summer 2015)


Publications

Wheeler, E. M. (2017). La semántica de las categorías de matiz racial en la República Dominicana: Hacia centros y periferias. Colección Lingüística Hispánica (3), ed. José María Santos Rovira, page numbers forthcoming.

Wheeler, E. M. (2017). Brokering Communication in Sacred Spaces: Bilingual Youth Interpreters in Religious Settings. Sociolinguistic Studies (Vol. 6, No.3), 329-355. *PDF*

Wheeler, E. M. (2015). Race, Legacy and Lineage in the Dominican Republic: Shifting Paradigms, The Black Scholar (Vol. 45, No. 2). Edited by Guest Editors R. Chetty and A. Rodríguez, 34-44. *PDF*

Miglio, V. G., Gries, S. T., Harris, M. J., Wheeler, E. M. & Santana-Paixao, R. (2013). Spanish lo(s)-le(s) Clitic Alternations in Psych Verbs: A Multifactorial Corpus- Based Analysis. In Selected Proceedings of the 16th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, ed. J. Cabrelli Amaro et al, 268-278. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. *PDF*

Manuscripts In Development (Available upon request)

“‘Why Did You Speak Spanish Right Now?’ Exploring the Implications of Separated Language Spaces in Dual Immersion Classrooms” (article, study presented at international conference)

(Im)politeness and the Use of Racial and Ethnic Terms in the Dominican Republic: A corpus-based diachronic analysis (article, study presented at international conference)

What Determines Matiz Racial?: Language as a Frame for Unpacking the Internal and External Characteristics of Racial Terms in the Dominican Republic (article, study presented at regional conference)

Raza y lenguaje en la República Dominicana (monograph, translation of dissertation chapters for dissemination in the Dominican Republic)

Creative Writing

Wheeler, E.M. (2015). Letter To A Beautiful Brown Girl / Carta a una hermosa niña morenita. Revista Arenas Blancas 14, 44-47.


Conference Presentations

“New Frames: Indexicality and Epistemology in Discourses on the Dominican Racial Setting,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 2015.

“What Determines Matiz Racial?: Language as a Frame for Unpacking the Internal and External Characteristics of Racial Terms in the Dominican Republic,” 44th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest, Lake Havasu, AZ, September 2015.

“Narratives on Nation, Culture and History in the Oral Tradition of the Dominican Republic,” American Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., December 2014.

“Race, Legacy and Lineage in the Dominican Republic,” The Windrush Roundtable: Emerging Caribbean Studies Scholars’ Symposium, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2014.

“The Racial State and Evolving Discourses on Identity in the Dominican Republic,” Annual Research Conference of the University of California Center for New Racial Studies “The Racial State: Democratic and Despotic Dimensions”, University of California, Hastings, San Francisco, California, May 2014.

“Shades of Meaning: A Contemporary Linguistic Examination of Matiz Racial in the Dominican Republic,” The Fifth Bi-annual 2014 Conference of the Dominican Studies Association “Making A Difference …”, Waterbury, Connecticut, May 2014.

Indio claro, Indio oscuro, Indio lavadito: Race, Color and Identity in the Dominican Republic 50 Years after Trujillo,” 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Los Angeles, California, April 2014.

“(Im)politeness and the Use of Racial and Ethnic Terms in the Dominican Republic: A corpus-based diachronic analysis,” 13th International Pragmatics Conference, New Delhi, India, September 2013.

“‘Why Did You Speak Spanish Right Now?’ Exploring the Implications of a Strict Separation Language Arrangement in Dual Immersion Classrooms,” First International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World, Alcalá de Henares, Spain, May 2013.

“Basque as L2: L1 Interference on affricates and fricatives,” Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2013 (with Viola Miglio).

“Bilingual Youth Interpreters as Skilled Problem Solvers and Gifted Linguistic Experts,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, November 2012.

“Spanish non-nominative experiencers: A corpus-based analysis,” Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2012, Gainesville, Florida. October 2012 (with Michael J. Harris, Raquel Santana Paixão, Viola Miglio & Stefan Th. Gries).

“Spanish non-nominative experiencers: A corpus-based analysis,” 41st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest, Fort Wayne, Indiana, October 2012 (with Michael J. Harris, Raquel Santana Paixão, Viola Miglio & Stefan Th. Gries).

“Accusative-oblique alternations in Spanish clitics,” American Association for Corpus Linguistics Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2011 (with Michael J. Harris, Raquel Santana Paixão & Viola Miglio).


Grants and Fellowships

Doctoral Scholars Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara (2010-2015)

Wofsy Award Travel Grant, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Santa Barbara (2014-2015)

Doctoral Student Travel Grant, Academic Senate, University of California, Santa Barbara (2013-2014)

Graduate Student Research Grant, University of California Center for New Racial Studies (2013-2014)

Humanities & Social Sciences Research Grant, Graduate Division, University of California, Santa Barbara (2013-2014)

SKILLS Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Center for California Languages and Cultures,
University of California, Santa Barbara (2011-2012)

Arnold & Porter Scholarship, New York University School of Law, 2007-2008

Dean’s Scholarship, New York University School of Law, 2005-2007

National Achievement Scholarship, Oakwood College, 2001-2005


Honors and Awards

Outstanding Ph.D. Student, Department of Spanish and Portuguese,
University of California, Santa Barbara, Spring 2015

Etxepare Munduan Photo Contest Scholarship Winner, Fall 2012

Outstanding Student in Basque Language, Department of Spanish and Portuguese,
University of California, Santa Barbara, Spring 2012

Outstanding M.A. Student in Iberian Linguistics, Department of Spanish and Portuguese,
University of California, Santa Barbara, Spring 2012

Outstanding Student in Basque Language, Department of Spanish and Portuguese,
University of California, Santa Barbara, Spring 2011

National Dean’s List, 2004-2005

Collegiate All-American Scholar, 2004-2005


Languages

English (Native)

Spanish (Advanced / Near-native)

Portuguese (Intermediate)

Basque (Basic, Level 3)

Catalan (Reading knowledge)

French (Reading knowledge)

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