The SLAT Student Association:  SLATSA

SLATSA is organized and directed by students for students and represents the group’s interests to the SLAT Executive Council. Among its various functions and activities, SLATSA elects two student representatives to serve for one year on the SLAT Executive Council. This election takes place each spring for the coming academic year. SLATSA also elects or appoints student representatives (for maximally two-year terms) to the various SLAT curriculum sub-committees, as requested by the Executive Council and it elects or appoints a student to serve on the university’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Program Committee; it elects or appoints one or more students to serve as coordinator(s) for the SLAT spring colloquium series during the academic year in question; it elects or appoints one or more individuals to serve as hosts or buddies for new students; and it elects or appoints students to serve as managing editor(s) and editors for the specialty areas for the SLAT Program’s occasional publication series, entitled Arizona Working Papers in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT).

Information about upcoming SLATSA events is communicated through university email.
In addition, SLATSA maintains a Facebook page with regular updates about social events and provides a forum for SLATSA members to communicate with each other online.  Students can join the page by contacting a member of the SLATSA officers.

Students are strongly urged to participate actively in the SLAT Student Association (SLATSA).

SLATSA Officers


For a description of officer duties, click here


Natalie Amgott

Vice President/Treasurer

Jaime Mejia


Anamaria Sagre

Arizona Working Papers Senior Editor

Serdar Acar

Arizona Working Papers Junior Editor

Margherita Berti

Development Coordinator

Francis Larson

SLATSA Liaisons 

Elif Burhan

Nina Conrad

Social Coordinators 

Sophie (Seojin) Park

Veronica Olguilve


Rachel Floyd

Roundtable Committee

Dunja Radojkovic

Siti Juwariyah

Aleksey Novikov

Faculty Advisor 

Mahmoud Azaz

SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable

SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable is a student run annual conference  at the University of Arizona. The conference topics covers the different Second language Acquisition and Teaching areas ( Analysis, Pedagogy, Processes, and Use), and is open to scholars around the world. The conference is mostly funded by the SLAT Student Association (SLATSA) with other support from College of Humanities, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Graduate Professional Student Council, CERCLL, SLAT.

The 18th annual SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable will take place February 8 and 9, 2019.  Go to for more details.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Arizona Working Papers

In Second Language Acquisition and Teaching

University of Arizona
Harvill 241
1103 East 2nd street.
P.O. Box 210076
Tucson, AZ  85721-0076

Statement of Purpose

The Arizona Working Papers in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching is a publication of the University of Arizona Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). The Working Papers were conceived as a source for scholarly dialogue among SLAT students, SLAT faculty and the second language research community at large. They are intended as an opportunity for doctoral students in the field of second language studies to experience the publishing process as well as an outlet for established second language researchers to present work in progress.

Who may submit?

The Arizona Working Papers invites students, faculty, and scholars at any stage of their academic career who are working in Second Language Acquisition or related fields to submit original manuscripts for consideration for publication in the Arizona Working Papers in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. Papers may be empirical research studies (i.e. work with human subjects, corpus data, or textual analysis) or more theoretical in nature, and should focus on issues related to second language acquisition and teaching.

You will find current and archived volumes at this link:  AWP.