Department of Language & Literacy Education

The Department of Language and Literacy Education is a community of educators committed to social justice in scholarship, teaching, and service. We are interested in the many ways that humans make meaning through language and other symbolic resources. In our courses and our research, we see language and literacy as activities that make consensus possible, but that may also lead to inequity and injustice. In addition, conscious of ever-changing technologies for knowledge mobilization and the need for multiple and malleable literacies, we study and teach communication as a multimodal activity.

Master's Students
Doctoral Students
Graduate Degrees Awarded

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Ahmed, Anwar Languages and literature
Belliveau, George Theatre; Arts-based research; Drama Education; Research-based Theatre; Interdisciplinary Arts
Bournot-Trites, Monique Specialized studies in education; Bilingualism and Multilingualism; Teaching and Learning Systems; bilingualism; French immersion; Intercultural communication; Language Assessment; reading
Bryson, Mary technology, media, cultural studies, gender, queer theory, deviance studies, post-colonial pedagogies, Sociology, Women's Studies, Education, media and gender, media and education
Corella Morales, Meghan Other languages and literature; Academic Discourse; Children and youth; Discourse Analysis; Language ideology; Sociolinguistics
Darvin, Ron development of diverse digital practices for learners of unequal resources
Dobson, Teresa Media and communications; Literary Education; Digital Literacy; Digital Humanities; Text Visualization
Duff, Patricia Adolescent Issues; Adult Education Issues; English as a Second Language; French and Second Languages; International Perspectives; language education; Literacy; Multiple Literacies
Early, Margaret Adolescent issues, English as a second Language, language education, literacy, teacher research
Galla, Candace what types of technology initiatives (low-, mid-, or high) Indigenous language communities are using to revitalize, maintain, and promote their language
Gladwin, Derek Other languages and literature; Cultural Studies; Digital & Media Literacy; Environmental & Energy Literacy; Environmental Humanities; Food Literacy; Literary Education; Sustainability Education; Writing & Rhetoric
Gunderson, Lee Paul Humanities and the arts; reading-research; immigrant-achievement
Hare, Jan Aboriginal youth mobility, Aboriginal family and community perspectives on early literacy, literature, identity construction and urban Aboriginal youth, Cultural studies, early childhood, first nations education
Henry, Annette race, language, culture in education; equity and diversity, Cross-cultural education, feminist studies, gender, international perspectives, multiculturalism, policy studies
Jenson, Jennifer Other languages and literature; Digital Cultures and Education; Digital Games; Game-based Learning; Gender; Online Learning; technology; Technology Implementation and integration
Kendrick, Maureen literacy, digital literacy, Children and youth, ESL, international perspectives
Kubota, Ryuko Specialized studies in education; critical applied linguistics; culture and language; Language Rights and Policies; language education; language ideologies; multicultural education; race and language teaching
Li, Guofang longitudinal studies of immigrant children
Norton, Bonny education, ESL, international perspectives, literacy, teacher research
Rogers, Theresa Children's literatures; Other languages and literature; Children's and Adolescent Literature; Digital Literacies; Education; Educational Approaches; Literacy; Youth Studies
Talmy, Steven ESL, TESOL, LOTE and sign language curriculum, pedagogy and didactics; teacher education
Wernicke, Meike Specialized studies in education; Intercultural Education; Language Planning and Policy; Multi-/Plurilingualism; Second Language Education (French); teacher education
Zappa, Sandra academic discourse socialization of (international) English language learners in higher education, examining the literacy socialization trajectories and the role their individual networks of practice (INoPs, a concept I coined) in becoming aware of the host culture values and expectations; projects examining the intercultural competence development of foreign language teachers studying abroad; foreign language-learning through peer exchange programs; academic English coaching for university-level English language learners; collaboration between language and subject specialists; and student perceptions of academic English language development in CBI courses.


Lauryn Oates

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Lucía Terra

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Pramod Sah

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Andrea Hoff

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Esteban Morales

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)



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