Lina Reznicek-Parrado

Lina Reznicek-Parrado

Teaching Assistant Professor

  • Faculty
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department of Languages & Literatures

What I do

Teaching Assistant Professor of Spanish and Director of the Spanish Program for Heritage Speakers

Professional Biography

I joined the Department of Languages & Literature at DU in the Fall of 2018, and have since lead curricular efforts to develop courses for Spanish heritage speakers. I am an educator and researcher at the intersection of Spanish Sociolinguistics and Education, interested in issues around bilingual/heritage language education and teacher training, academic language and literacy for linguistically diverse student communities and topics surrounding Spanish in the US.


  • Ph.D., Spanish Linguistics, University of California, Davis, 2018
  • MA, Spanish Language & Literature, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013
  • BA, Spanish & French, University of Nebraska, 2008

Featured Publications

Reznicek-Parrado, L. M., Patiño-Vega, M., & Colombi, M. C. (2018). Academic peer tutors and academic biliteracy development in students of Spanish as a heritage language. Journal of Spanish Language Teaching, 5(2), 152-167.
Reznicek-Parrado, L. M. (2015). "Spanglish": Bringing the academic debate into the classroom. Towards critical pedagogy in Spanish heritage instruction. E- JournALL, EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages., 2(2), 55-66.