Graduate Students

Claudia Saldaña

Graduate Student Coordinator

Research interests: Art and education; exploration in the realities of Latino students; academic biliteracy, identity, social and community development, non-formal environment.

Emiliano Villarreal

Research Interests: media literacy; media and identity; border studies; culture and counterculture.

Diana Pineda

Research interests: action research; critical pedagogy; language assessment and testing; curriculum development; teachers’ professional development; social contexts in education.

Anna Carolina Barbosa

Anna Carolina Barbosa

Research interests: science education; interdisciplinary education; curriculum design and implementation.

Gabriela Dolsa

Gabriela Dolsa

Research interests: preschool bilingual learners receptive vocabulary development; early literacy and language acquisition among bilingual children in Head Start programs; language and literacy developmental characteristics of bilingual and biliterate children in early childhood; family literacy and its impact on children early literacy; neural processes that must occur for a child to become proficient in more than one language.

Brenda Oriana Fuentes

Brenda Oriana Fuentes

Research interests: language and identity; dual language pedagogy; ethnography; biliteracy; US-Mexico border.

Benjamin R. McDermott

Benjamin R. McDermott

Research interests:Dual language education; elementary teacher education; disposition toward mathematics; anti-Islamophobia pedagogy; teaching history on the US-Mexico border; teacher identity; critical mathematics; English learners and mathematics; APOS theory; critical race theory; positioning theory; metaphor methodology; drawing methodology.

Josette Pelatan

Josette Pelatan

Research interests:: bilingual education; language policy; language and identity; politics of language; US-Mexico border; Algerians in France.

Maria Del Rosario Talamantes

Maria Del Rosario Talamantes

Research interests:: language and culture as a tool for overcoming hegemony; recent immigrants in El Paso border region schools; critical ethnography; social justice; LatCrit and heteroglossia.

Amabilia V. Valenzuela

Amabilia V. Valenzuela

Research interests: bilingual education; biliteracy; teacher certification; US-Mexico border; Mexican Americans.

Viridiana Vidaña

Viridiana Vidaña

Research interests:: laguage policy; literacy; biliteracy; dual language education; ethnography; language and identity; US-Mexico border; minority marginalization.

Luciene Soares Wandermurem

Luciene Soares Wandermurem

Research interests:: academic biliteracy; literacies and identities; language minority students and college transition.

Connect With Us

Hours of Operation:
Fall 2017 - TBA

Location:
Education Building, Room 310

Email:
EL3Lab@utep.edu

Upcoming Events

Feb 21 2018
04:30PM - 05:30PM
Writing a Book Review
Feb 28 2018
04:30PM - 05:30PM
Presentation: X Conferencia Internacional Lingüistica
Mar 07 2018
04:30PM - 05:30PM
Data analysis strategies