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
Anderson, Jim Children and youth, cross-cultural education, early childhood, languages and literary education, linguistic minorities education, literacy, sociological issues, writing and reading
Asselin, Marlene Language Acquisition and Development, International Development, Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.), early literacy, literacy and international development, libraries and education
Belliveau, George Theatre, Arts-based research
Bournot-Trites, Monique Bilingualism and Multilingualism, Teaching and Learning Systems, Bilingualism, French immersion, Language Assessment, Intercultural communication, 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
Dobson, Teresa Curriculum studies, digital culture, media, technology
Duff, Patricia applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, multilingualism and work, sociocultural and sociopolitical aspects of languages in education, Adolescent issues, adult education issues, English and French as second languages, international perspecives
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
Gunderson, Lee Paul ESL, multiculturalism
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
Kendrick, Maureen literacy, digital literacy, Children and youth, ESL, international perspectives
Kubota, Ryuko Language Rights and Policies, language education, multicultural education, culture and language, race and language teaching, language ideologies, critical applied linguistics
Li, Guofang longitudinal studies of immigrant children
Norton, Bonny education, ESL, international perspectives, literacy, teacher research
Pare, Anthony Language Education, Literacy, Literary Education, Multiple and New Literacies, Multiple Literacies, Writing and Reading
Rogers, Theresa Educational Approaches, Education, Literacy, Youth Studies, Children's and Adolescent Literature, Digital Literacies
Shi, Ling ESL, language education, writing and reading
Talmy, Steven Bilingualism and Multilingualism, Language Acquisition and Development, Teacher Education, English language learners (K-12), Language ideology, Critical applied linguistics, Linguistic racism, Linguicism
Tierney, Robert Education, Literacy education, Educational assessment, Learning technologies, Teacher education, Asia/Pacific, cross-cultural education, media, technology
Wernicke-Heinrichs, Meike
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)

Katie Warfield

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Evan Taylor

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Lucía Terra

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Amber Moore

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Pramod Sah

Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Ashley Moore

Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching English as a Second Language (PhD)