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.|
Congratulations to Shahid Abrar-ul-Hassan on the successful presentation and defence of his doctoral dissertation: “English for Academic Purposes in Canada: Practitioners’ Assessment Practices and Construction of Assessment Literacy”. His examining committee, chaired by Dr. Handel Wright, included...
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Please join us in congratulating our LLED graduates for the Fall of 2021 Convocation! There will be an LLED virtual graduate student celebration where Dr. George Belliveau, Dr. Maureen Kendrick, and Alya Zhukova will be joined by others to share a few words to our graduates. We hope to see you...
Congratulations to LLED PhD candidate Asma Afreen who was recognized last night at the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the UBC Faculty of Education. Asma was awarded the Janusz Korczak Graduate Student Award, which is offered to “an outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Education...