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Raquel Mattson-Prieto holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from Temple University, with a concentration in Applied Linguistics. Her research focuses on the social phenomena involved in language learning, specifically learner investment, identity, and discursive positioning in the second language classroom. In this vein, Raquel’s research addresses how Spanish language learners’ will position themselves as experts or novices during social interaction with their teacher and peers, and how this positioning may impact their level of investment in the target language. Raquel is currently working on two projects that draw connections between classroom discourse from peer and teacher-led interactions, and the particular language ideologies represented in these discourses.