Tabea Linhard, professor of Spanish, global studies, and comparative literature, collaborated on a podcast with a colleague from Tec de Monterrey, a McDonnell Academy university partner in Mexico, providing an opportunity for their students to work across linguistic and national borders on a shared project.
Linhard developed the collaborative assignment with her colleague Margaret Echenberg at the Tec de Monterrey. They were both teaching classes on literature and cultural studies that semester. Echenberg’s class in Mexico was entirely taught in English and focused primarily on the United States, while Linhard’s class, taught entirely in Spanish, centered on the Spanish-speaking world. They saw an unusual opportunity for students to work across linguistic and national borders on a shared project.