Literacy Learning in Migrants' Homelands


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principal investigator investigador principal главный исследователь

Dr. Kate Vieira  
Assistant Professor, Composition & Rhetoric
University of Wisconsin-Madison

mail:     Mailbox 754, Helen C. White Hall
             600 N. Park St., Madison, 53706

Kate Vieira is assistant professor of Composition and Rhetoric in the English Department and a faculty affiliate in second language acquisition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her book, 'American by Paper': How Documents Matter in Immigrant Literacies, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. Her work on immigration and literacy has appeared in College English, Written Communication, Literacy in Composition Studies, and Feminist Rhetorical Resilience. A former elementary and high school ESL teacher, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the social history of literacy, composition pedagogy, qualitative research methods, and transnational literacy.

research assistants assistentes de pesquisa научные сотрудники

Madina Djuraeva
PhD Student, Curriculum & Instruction
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Raised as trilingual in multilingual Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Madina Djuraeva is currently writing her dissertation proposal in the World Language Education Area in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation work is on multilingual practices and the construction of youth identity in Kazakhstan. She is especially interested in how broader socio-economic and cultural-historic events situate a multilingual subject. Therefore, along with historical and socio-cultural lenses, she employs the policy lens by looking at state language policy and reform. She has presented at various conferences, such as AAAL 2014, MEHAT 2013, and CESS 2013, where she presented papers about multilingualism and identity, the internationalization of language education, and language policy in higher education. She is currently affiliated with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, where she works as a Project Assistant for the World Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium, which supports academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high-quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators. 

Margaret Bertucci Hamper
PhD Student, Composition & Rhetoric
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Margaret Bertucci Hamper is a PhD student in Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before this, she served as the Writing Program Administrator at Harrington College of Design. She received her M.A. in English at Southern Illinois University and her B.A. in English at Eastern Illinois University. Her most recent work is published in the collection Reimagining School Reform and Innovation through Peter Lang Publishing. Her research focus is located both in the study of basic writing and in literacy studies more broadly. Her current work examines the ways in which the identity of the basic writer has been constructed in the field from 1969-2013 and calls into question the present labeling of basic writers as lacking the affective skills needed to be “college ready.”

sponsors patrocinadores спонсоры 
This project has been generously funded by:

Spencer Foundation Grant

Latin American and Caribbean Studies/U.S. Dept of Ed Research Travel Grant
University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign 
University of Wisconsin Research Competition 
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Vilas Associates Award 
University of Wisconsin, Madison