My name is José Adrián Badillo Carlos. I am doctoral candidate in the Hispanic Cultural Studies program and a Teaching Assistant of Spanish in the Romance and Classical Studies Department. I received my B.A. and M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from Northern Illinois University, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Spanish-English Translation and a Graduate Concentration in Latino and Latin American Studies (LLAS). While at NIU, I also received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2014) and was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (2012), and Phi Sigma Iota, International Foreign Language Honor Society (2014).
While at Michigan State University, I worked for two years as the Research Assistant for the office of Undergraduate Education, Diversity, and Inclusion under the College of Arts & Letters. During this time, my research focused on the representation of Chicano and Latino students in higher education, as well as co-teaching a Chicano/Latino Literature class. Within the Romance and Classical Studies Department, I have taught courses ranging from elementary Spanish to Cultural Readings and Composition.
I am honored the Department of Romance and Classical Studies has awarded me the Outstanding Contributor Award (2017), Dr. Johannes Sachse Memorial Award (2018), Scholarship for Romance and Classical Languages in C.A.L. (2018), Summer Support Fellowship (2017,2018), and Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2019).