Friday, February 11, 2022

RVCC Slates Virtual Lecture on History of Spanish Language in U.S.

Raritan Valley Community College, in partnership with the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program, will present a virtual lecture and discussion featuring 

Rosina Lozano
author of An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States

WHEN:  February 24, at 6 p.m.
Zoom; registration is required
To register for the February 24 program, visit
For additional information, contact Dr. Carl Lindskoog at

The event is presented by the College’s Humanities, Social Science, Social Work, and Education Department.

Lozano’s An American Language revolutionizes one’s understanding of U.S. history. It reveals the origins of Spanish as a language binding resident of the Southwest to the politics and culture of an expanding nation in the 1840s. As the West increasingly integrated into the United States over the following century, struggles over power, identity, and citizenship transformed the place of the Spanish language in the nation. An American Language is a history that reimagines what it means to be an American—with profound implications for today’s society.

RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit