Sandro Sessarego

A short profile of the speakers of the Summer School.

Sandro Seesarego is an Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. Seesarego works primarily in the fields of contact linguistics, sociolinguistics and syntax. The linguistic study of the Afro-Latino Vernaculars of the Americas (ALVAs) —the languages that developed in Latin America from the contact of African languages, Spanish and Portuguese in colonial times— and the sociohistorical analysis of their evolution have formed the main themes of my research program for the past fifteen years or so.