Juan Pablo Jiménez-Caicedo is a Lecturer in discipline at the Latin American and Iberian Cultures Department at Columbia University, where he teaches elementary and intermediate courses, and an advanced language course on Latin Popular Music and socio-cultural history in New York.
His research draws on ethnographic and mixed methods approaches along a socio cultural framework and Systemic Functional Linguistics, in the close analysis of classroom data regarding the teaching and learning processes, and the development of academic literacies in second and foreign language learners. More recently, Juan Pablo has been collaborating with his colleagues Lee Abraham and María Eugenia Lozano on developing and analyzing course-specific research projects and activities, through which students explore the language and culture of New York in what is now known as the subfield of Linguistic Landscapes (LL) in language teaching. He has presented and published the findings of his research in these areas through several national and international professional meetings and publications.
One of his projects, Salsa Culture: the Musical Hybridization between El Barrio – Spanish Harlem and the Global City, is an online interactive hypermedia platform about the Latin musical culture originated in the landscape of New York City. See more at http://cms.univalle.edu.co/caliculturasalsera/multimedia/bootstrap/#