David L. García León, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Spanish and Intercultural Studies at the School of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Maynooth University. He studies issues of Sociolinguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Queer Linguistics, and Latin American Cultural and Media Studies with a focus on Masculinities and Queer/Crip Theory. His work has appeared in journals such as the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Latin American Research Review, Forma y Función, Boletín de Filología, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. His most current research project explores the way male disability is depicted in the Colombian Media Industry.
Javier E. García León, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He conducts interdisciplinary research on Sociolinguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Queer Linguistics, and Latin American (LGBTQI+) Media Studies. In particular, he has examined the representation of transgender people in Latin American newspapers and audiovisual journalism of the last decades. His latest publications include his monograph Espectáculo, normalización y representaciones otras. Las personas transgénero en la prensa y el cine de Colombia y Venezuela (Peter Lang, 2021).
Mónica Rodríguez-Castro, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is currently serving as Graduate Program Director of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies. She teaches specialized translation practice (Scientific, Technical, Medical, Legal Translation), computer-assisted-translation tools and translation project management. Her primary research interests include empirical studies in translator satisfaction, translation pedagogy, corpus linguistics, text-based linguistics and English<>Spanish contrastive linguistics. Her recent research has been published in Didáctica (Lengua y Literatura), Hermes – Journal of Language and Communication in Business, and Interpreter and Translator Trainer.
Paper: Representing Disabled People in Colombian News Outlets. A Preliminary Exploration from Corpus Assisted Discourse Analysis and Critical Disability Studies.