Volume V, No. 1 List of Contributors
Maria Carreira is an associate professor of Spanish at California State
University, Long Beach, where she teaches courses in Spanish linguistics and
Spanish for native speakers. She publishes in the area of heritage languages,
Spanish for native speakers and phonology. She was a co-organizer of Heritage
Languages in America: A National Conference, held in Long Beach, California,
in 1999. She is the author of Nexos, (Houghton Mifflin, 2004) an introductory
Spanish college textbook.
Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in language and literacy education. Her research interests are bilingual education, language and ideology, and literacy practices in multilingual contexts.
Linda Jensen (co-guest editor) is a lecturer in the Department of Applied Linguistics & TESL and the Center for World Languages at the University of California, Los Angeles. She teaches TESL pedagogical courses and English for academic purposes courses. Her research interests include second language reading and heritage language learning and teaching.
Jin Sook Lee is an assistant professor in the Gevirtz Graduate School
of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her
research interests focus on the role and process of heritage language
maintenance among immigrant groups in the United States as well as on
ESL education and bilingualism. Her work has been published in various
journals including Foreign Language Annals, Language Learning and
Technology, Bilingual Research Journal, and International Journal of
Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.
Lorena Llosa is an assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education. She teaches courses on the theory and practice of language teaching and language assessment. Her research interests include second, foreign, and heritage language education, language assessment, and program evaluation.
Mary H. Maguire is a Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University. She has been researching the application of socio-cultural theory and integration of Vygotskian and Bakhtinian approaches in ethnographic, qualitative studies of multilingual children's cultural positioning and identity politics in multilingual contexts.
Parto Pajoohesh is a postdoctoral fellow at the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology at the University of Alberta, Canada. She earned her Ph.D. in Second Language Education from OISE/University of Toronto. Her research interests include: vocabulary acquisition, academic literacy, heritage language learning, assessment of linguistic minorities, multiliteracy, and immigrant settlement issues. She is currently researching the immigration barriers of foreign-trained professionals.
Alma Dolores Rodríguez is an assistant professor of English as a second language and bilingual education at the University of Texas at Brownsville. She teaches courses in English and in Spanish in ESL and bilingual teacher preparation.
Rassamichanh Souryasack is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Perspectives & Comparative Education with a sub-emphasis in Applied Linguistics at University of California, Santa Barbara. Before her studies at UCSB, she earned a Masters of Arts Degree in Language and Literacy Education from San Francisco State University. She also had over seven years of classroom teaching experience in public school settings throughout California. She is currently working as a Research and Development Specialist for an educational consulting firm that specializes in English Language Development and second language acquisition materials and services. Her research interests include academic achievement of linguistic minority students, adolescent literacy development, and immigrant education.
Debra Suarez (co-guest editor) is Associate Professor of TESOL at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Her research focuses on the mediation of social and cultural factors in second language acquisition and education, including heritage language speakers in ESOL settings, and the role of intercultural experiences in second language pedagogy, and teacher education. She has recently contributed to TESOL Journal, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, TESOL Quarterly, Educational Horizons, and Technology and Teacher Education Annual. She is the Series Editor for the new multi-volume series, Collaborative Partnerships between ESL and Classroom Teachers published by TESOL, Inc.
Wayne E. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
at the University of Texas, San Antonio where he teaches courses related to
language teaching, assessment, literacy, language and education policy, and
technology. He is the Editor of the Journal of Southeast Asian American Education
and Advancement and the Book Review Editor of the International Multilingual
Research Journal. He is Co-Director (with Terrence G. Wiley and Elsie Szecsy)
of the Language Policy Research Unit of the Southwest Center for Educational
Equity and Language Diversity.