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The Modern Language Association, considered the most prestigious conference for scholars and teachers of modern languages, hosted its 130th annual convention in Vancouver, Canada, in January. Dr. Margarita Pintado, assistant professor of Spanish at Ouachita Baptist University, participated in two panels at the conference.

Describing the MLA conference as “the biggest conference and also the most competitive” in its field, Dr. Pintado said, “It is really nice when your proposal is accepted and you are able to present it to such a select audience. It was a great experience. This is one of those rare contexts where you can learn, meet interesting people and have fun while building a network.”



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