curriculum vitae

Below are two versions of my CV in pdf format

CV (Arts)

AAguilar_CV_Arts.pdf

CV (General Linguistics)

AAguilar_CV_Arts.pdf

Education

Ph.D. Linguistics, in progress: expected completion, 2020; C.Phil. Linguistics, 2016

University of California San Diego

Dissertation: Laryngeal Articulations and Grammatical Structure

I investigate the interface of different domains of grammar by looking at the phonetic implementation of laryngeal sounds that can arise at different levels of the grammar (phonological, morphological & post-lexical prosodic domains) in two Uto-Aztecan languages: Chicontepec Nahuatl and Choguita Raramuri.

M.A. Linguistics, 2013

California State University, Northridge

Thesis: A Phonological description of Huasteca Nahuatl from Chicontepec, Veracruz

A description and analysis of the system of sounds in Chicontepec Nahuatl.

B.A. in Linguistics and in Anthropology, 2004

University of California Los Angeles

Anthropology Departmental Honors Thesis: La Danza: Performance and Recontextualization

Linguistics Senior Paper: An O.T. Analysis of Spanish Loanwords in Cochabamba Quechua

Other relevant training:

IDIEZ Intensive Summer Nahuatl Program, 2012,

Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas, Mexico

Course and curriculum design series, 2017-2018

UCSD Center for Engaged Teaching

Art and Graphic Design Coursework, 2004-2006

UCLA Extension


Journal Articles & Conference Proceedings

A. Aguilar (2017) The realization of laryngeal features in Ja’a Kumiai. VIII Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America Con, University of Texas, Austin. https://ailla.utexas.org/islandora/object/ailla%3A256152

Mai, A., A. Aguilar & G. Caballero. (2018) Ja'a Kumiai. Illustration of the IPA. Journal of the International Phonetic Association. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-international-phonetic-association/article/jaa-kumiai/15529306F214E8A841330D6B2AA34B0F

Garellek, M., A. Aguilar, G. Caballero, & L. Carroll. (2015). Lexical and post-lexical tone in Choguita Rarámuri. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow. https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/icphs-proceedings/ICPhS2015/Papers/ICPHS0254.pdf

Conference Presentations

A. Aguilar (2017) Rasgos Laríngeos en el Kumiai de Ja’a. VIII Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America Con, University of Texas, Austin.

A. Aguilar (2015) Nahuatl Palatal Glide Interactions. VII Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America Con, University of Texas, Austin.

Garellek, M., A. Aguilar, G. Caballero, & L. Carroll. (2015). Lexical and post-lexical tone in Choguita Rarámuri. 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow.

A. Aguilar, G. Caballero, L. Carroll & M. Garellek. (2015) Multi-dimensionality in the tonal realization of Choguita Rarámuri (Tarahumara). SSILA, Portland.

A. Aguilar (2014) Nahuatl Palatal Glides. 2nd International Conference on Mesoamerican Linguistics, Los Angeles.

Teaching Experience

Instructor of record (Linguistics):

Fall 2019 Introduction to Linguistics (LING 300, CSUSM): Adjunct Appointment

Morphology (LING 361, CSUSM): Adjunct Appointment

Summer 2018 Languages and Cultures in America (LIGN 8, UCSD): Associate-In

Winter 2018 Languages and Cultures in America (LIGN 8, UCSD): Associate-In

Teaching Assistant (UCSD):

In addition to grading and assisting in lecture, office hours were held, and lesson plans were developed to complement lectures and reading materials for discussion sections.

Fall 2019 Languages and Cultures in America (LIGN 8): Teaching Assistant

Spring 2019 Morphology (LIGN 120): Teaching Assistant

Winter 2019 Phonetics (LIGN 110): Teaching Assistant

Fall 2018 Introduction to Linguistics (LIGN 101): Teaching Assistant

Spring 2018 Introduction to Linguistics (LIGN 101): Teaching Assistant

Fall 2017 Indigenous Languages of the Americas (LIGN 152): Teaching Assistant

Summer 2017 Languages and Cultures in America (LIGN 8): Teaching Assistant

Spring 2017 Languages and Cultures in America (LIGN 8): Head Teaching Assistant

Winter 2017 Sign Language and Its Culture (LIGN 7): Teaching Assistant

Fall 2016 Languages and Cultures in America (LIGN 8): Head Teaching Assistant

Spring 2016 Indigenous Languages of the Americas (LIGN 152): Teaching Assistant

Winter 2016 Phonology (LIGN 111): Teaching Assistant

Fall 2015 Languages and Cultures in America (LIGN 8): Teaching Assistant

Community Teaching and Engagement

1999-Present Teaching traditional Danza Azteca-Chichimeca dance, music, song and regalia arts to underserved communities in San Diego’s South Bay

2001-2011 Volunteer Mexican Folkloric Dance instructor and choreographer in Gardena, CA, serving underserved K-12 students

2002-2004 Choreographer in Grupo Folklorico de UCLA

Awards and Fellowships

2019 UCSD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion award for Distinguished Teaching Assistant

2019 UCSD Department of Linguistics Teaching Assistant Award

2018 UCSD Summer Graduate Teachers Scholar

2014 UC MEXUS Small Grant

2013 UCSD San Diego Fellowship

2013 UCSD Competitive EDGE Fellowship

2012 CSUN Association of Retired Faculty Memorial Award

2012 California Pre-Doctoral Program, Honorable Mention

2004 UCLA Chancellor’s Service Award

2003 UCLA Anthropology Departmental Honors

2002 Honors Programs Naumberg Research Award

1999 UCLA Dr. Ralph J. Bunche Alumni Scholar

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