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.
Research Interests: media literacy; media and identity; border studies; culture and counterculture.
Research interests: action research; critical pedagogy; language assessment and testing; curriculum development; teachers’ professional development; social contexts in education.
Anna Carolina Barbosa
Research interests: science education; interdisciplinary education; curriculum design and implementation.
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
Research interests: language and identity; dual language pedagogy; ethnography; biliteracy; US-Mexico border.
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.
Research interests:: bilingual education; language policy; language and identity; politics of language; US-Mexico border; Algerians in France.
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
Research interests: bilingual education; biliteracy; teacher certification; US-Mexico border; Mexican Americans.
Research interests:: laguage policy; literacy; biliteracy; dual language education; ethnography; language and identity; US-Mexico border; minority marginalization.
Luciene Soares Wandermurem
Research interests:: academic biliteracy; literacies and identities; language minority students and college transition.