UCSB Professor Sara Poot-Herrera is Elected to Mexican Academy of Language

She is the first woman from California to become a corresponding member

Originally published 4:29 p.m., February 20, 2014
Updated 4:29 p.m., February 20, 2014

Sara Poot-Herrera, professor of Spanish and Portuguese and director of UC-Mexicanistas at UC Santa Barbara, has been elected a corresponding member of the Mexican Academy of Language, a cultural organization that aims to maintain the purity of the Spanish language. She was cited for her scholarly and cultural accomplishments.

One of only a few females — and the first female from California — to be elected to the academy, Poot-Herrera ranks among the most distinguished scholars of Mexico.

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