Profe Foulis Appointed Associate Director of the Center for Ethnic Studies

August 24, 2021

Profe Foulis Appointed Associate Director of the Center for Ethnic Studies

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Elena Foulis
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Profe Elena Foulis has been appointed the Associate Director of the Center for Ethnic Studies. 

Dr. Elena Foulis is a student-centered educator with over 15 years of experience in higher education. She is an Ohio State alumnus and holds B.A and M.A degrees in Spanish and Latin American Literature and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. Her research and teaching interests include U.S. Latina/o literature, Spanish for Heritage Learners and Oral History. Her articles explore Latin@ voices through oral history and performance, oral history as participatory pedagogy in service-learning classrooms, identity and place through linguistic landscape and ethnography and family history in advanced heritage language writing courses. Dr. Foulis is working on a digital oral history project about Latin@s in Ohio, which is being archived at the Center for Folklore Studies’ internet collection. Some of these narratives can be found in her iBook titled, Latin@ Stories Across Ohio. She is also host and producer for the Latin@ Stories podcast, an extension of her oral history project. This podcast invites audiences to connect and learn more about the Latin@/Hispanic experiences locally, while amplifying the voices of the community everywhere. She co-hosts the College of Arts and Sciences podcast, Woke Pedagogies

Elena is a member of the Oral History Association, Engagement Scholarship Consortium—where she serves as mentor for the Engagement Emergent Scholars Workshop—and is a commissioner for the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latin@ Affairs. 

Congratulations, Dr. Foulis!