School of Languages & Cultures Graduate Student CommitteeCollege of Liberal Arts

Current Officers

Any Purdue University graduate student in SLC is eligible for active membership in the organization. Purdue University staff and faculty are eligible for adjunct membership, which means they may not vote or hold office. Active membership is defined as any Purdue student enrolled in one of the graduate student programs offered in SLC. There is no registration or membership process required for students who meet the above-mentioned criterion. Active members are welcome to participate in all SLC Graduate Student Committee events.

Each officer will be elected after nominations during the spring semester and the term of this position will be one year, until the following election. These officers will make up the executive committee of the SLC Graduate Student Committee. Other officers may be elected when it is deemed necessary by the executive committee.


President - Daniel Carrillo Jara

Daniel Carrillo Jara is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American Literature with a Digital Humanities certificate in the Spanish & Portuguese Department. His academic interests are sociology of literature, cultural studies, decoloniality and digital humanities.



Vice President - Eduardo Huaytan

Eduardo is a Phd Student in Latin American Literatures and Cultures. He has published the book La voz, el viento y la escritura. Representación y memoria en los primeros testimonios de mujeres en el Perú (USIL UP, 2013). His research focuses on women writing, masculinities and affective theory in Peruvian literature.



Treasurer - Masaki Minobe

Masaki is a first-year Ph.D. student in the School of Languages and Cultures. He received his master's degrees in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy from Lancaster University in 2013, International Relations from Ritsumeikan University in 2014, and Japanese Pedagogy from Purdue University in 2021. He has taught Japanese in various countries, including Japan, China, and the U.S. Masaki's academic interests are Japanese pedagogy, computer-assisted language learning, L2 identity, and public diplomacy. 


Symposium Chair - Snezhanna Pankratova

Snezhanna is a third-year PhD student in Linguistics. Her research interests are sociolinguistics, second-language acquisition, bilingual education, heritage language education, Japanese pedagogy. She did her undergraduate degree in Russia. and Bachelor and Masters in Japan.




Newsletter Chair/ Secretary - 

Elisa Camps Troncoso   

Elisa Camps is a MA student in Linguistics. She is interested in understanding the dynamics of conversation among native speakers and L2 learners. In her free time, she loves preparing dishes from around the world, reading, and gardening. 



Thiago Brito Santos  

Thiago is a second-year master’s student in the department of Spanish and Portuguese. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English for Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, as well as three years of acting training for the same University. His interests include Latin American theatre, Feminism studies and also gender studies.


Workshop Chair - Laura Solano 

Laura is a PhD student in the department of Linguistics. Her research interests include Spanish linguistics, bilingualism, L2 acquisition and heritage language development. She teaches Spanish for the school of Languages and Cultures and coordinates the Aprendiendo a Leer Program. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, cooking and spending time with friends.  



PGSG Senator - Jaider De La Hoz 

Jaider is a first-year master’s student in Linguistics. He teaches German in the SLC, he is very passionate about German language, culture and music. His interests are German historical linguistics, second language acquisition and heritage language. He did his undergraduate in Teaching Foreign Languages in Colombia. He has been awarded to study in Germany by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in previous occasions.



Webmaster/Social Chair - Andres Obando-Taborda

 Andrés is a PhD student in Spanish and Latin American Literature at Purdue, having obtained his M.A. from Purdue in Spring 2021. His research interests include Gender and Queer Theory, Embodiment Studies, Liminality and Semiotics. In particular, he is interested in looking at the dynamics between body and identity in Hispanic Literature. He also holds a B.A. in Modern Languages from the University of Caldas, in Colombia. His hobbies include going to National Parks, visiting new places, city sightseeing, art and architecture. 


PGSG Senate Alternate - Miluska Guzman Ruiz

Miluska Guzmán Ruiz is a Ph.D. student in Latin American Literature at the School of Languages and Cultures. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economy. Her academic interests include Amazonian literature, ecocriticism and cultural studies.




2020-2021 Officers

President - Débora Borba
Vice President - Sydney Dickerson
Secretary/ Treasurer - Snezhanna Pankratova
PGSG Senator - Laura Solano
Senate Alternate -  Alejandro Rodríguez de Jesús
PLLS Co-Chair - Emily Delnick & Daniel Carrillo Jara
Workshop Chair - Eduardo Huaytan
Newsletter Chair - Rachel Hackett
Social Committee Chair - Thiago Santos

2019-2020 Officers

President - Niall Peach
Vice President - Débora Borba
Secretary/ Treasurer - Jason Wright
Senator - Daniel Carrillo Jara
PLLS Co-Chairs - Zihan Wang (Literature) & Nan Zhang (Linguistics)
Workshop Chair - Hernán J. Matskevich Rodrígues
Newsletter Chair - Emily Delnick
Webmaster Chair - Tyler Gabbard
Social Committee Chair - Jorge Peréz de Jesús

2018-2019 Officers

President - Heather Offerman
Vice President - Bruno Staszkiewicz Garcia 
Secretary/Treasurer - Emily Delnick
Newsletter Chair: Jason Wright 
Workshop Chair: Mai Takeuchi 
PLLS Co-Chair: James Stratton
PLLS Co-Chair: Debora Borba
PGSG Senator: Naill Peach 
PGSG Senator Alternate: Jason Wright 
Webmaster: R. Tyler Gabbard
Social Chair: Jessica Rohr 

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