Language and Literacy Education
Doctor of Philosophy
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.
|Asselin, Marlene||Children's literatures; Other languages and literature; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); early literacy; International development; Language Acquisition and Development; libraries and education; literacy and international development|
|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|
|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||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||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|
|Shi, Ling||ESL, TESOL, LOTE and sign language curriculum, pedagogy and didactics; Academic Writing; Second Language Writing; Teaching English as a Second Language Writing|
|Talmy, Steven||ESL, TESOL, LOTE and sign language curriculum, pedagogy and didactics; teacher education|
|Wernicke-Heinrichs, 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.|
The Department of Language & Literacy Education is seeking qualified candidates to serve as Graduate Peer Advisors (GPAs) for the 2021-22 academic year. The role of the LLED GPAs is to organize academic and social events for graduate students in LLED, consult with students who have concerns or...
Please join me in congratulating the following faculty PIs for their success in the Faculty of Education’s 2021 internal research funding competitions! Congratulations to Drs. Mary Bryson, Candace K. Galla, and Melanie Wong for their success! SSHRC Explore Grants Dr. Robinder Bedi (ECPS) Can...
Please join us in congratulating our LLED graduates for the Spring of 2021 Convocation! The UBC Vancouver Graduation: Spring 2021 virtual graduation ceremony can be viewed online if you were not able to attend on June 2nd. Congratulations, everyone! There will be an LLED virtual graduate student...
Please join us in congratulating Monica Shank Lauwo, a doctoral candidate in LLED, for being awarded the Douglas Ray Award from the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (an association of the CSSE). The Douglas Ray Award gives recognition to outstanding research in the field of...
Rachel Horst will be defending her dissertation proposal at 2:00 pm (Pacific Time) on Friday, June 4th virtually via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. Join Zoom Meeting (please arrive 5 minutes early) Meeting ID: 647 0054 5294 Passcode: 913781 Supervisors: Dr. Anthony Paré & Dr. Leah Macfadyen...
Congratulations to Margaret McKeon on the successful final oral examination of her doctoral dissertation: “Pray Where Waters Meet: Land-Based Métissage, Ethical Relationality and Reconciliation”! Her presentation and dissertation were executed with meticulous attention, creativity and ethical...