Cati V. de los Ríos is an Assistant Professor in the School of
Education. She has taught in California and Massachusetts
public schools. Cati’s research explores the intersections
of adolescent bi/multilingual
literacies, translanguaging, ethnic studies, and
teacher education. Her scholarship draws from
ethnographic and participatory methodologies and is informed by
sociocultural, critical, and translingual orientations
of language and literacy.
I research the relationship between students’ everyday uses of
language (English and Spanish) and their engagement in
school-based uses of language and literacy. Some schools identify
bilingual adolescents as “limited” in their English proficiency
even though they use sophisticated literacy repertoires outside
of school; other learners are deemed ”fluent” in English but
still struggle with the language and literacy demands
of their academic coursework.
Jennifer Higgs is an Assistant Professor of Learning and Mind
Sciences and Language, Literacy, and Culture. Her research
focuses on digital tool use that supports learning and teaching,
adolescents’ digital literacies, and teacher education in the
language arts. Using mixed methods and sociocultural theories of
learning, Dr. Higgs investigates practices around digital tools
as well as improvement of digital tool practices. What
fundamentally drives her work is a desire to learn how the
possibilities afforded by new cultural tools can support
robust and socially just learning.
Faculty ProfileEMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Adolescent Language and Literacy; English Education; Linguistic Anthropology of Education; Sociocultural Approaches to Learning; Discourse Analysis; Black and Latina/o Youth Interactions; Ethnography
Maisha T. Winn’s research spans a wide variety of understudied
settings including her earlier work on the literate practices
extant in bookstores and community organizations in the African
American community to her most recent work in settings where
adolescent girls are incarcerated.