My research interests lie in the areas of translanguaging, multiliteracies, and critical academic literacies, situated within the broader contexts of second language learning, higher education, and teacher education. Follow the links below to find out about more about the projects and publications within each of these research strands.
My research on translanguaging focuses on the use of collaborative translanguaging pedagogies to support plurilingual K-12 learners' cognitive, linguistic, social, and emotional development and well-being, and the inmplementation of translanguaging pedagogies within teacher education.
My projects on multiliteracies involve the integration of technology and multimodal activities (i.e., storytelling, poetry, identity texts, linguistic portraits, music, video apps) to support the language and literacy learning of plurilingual K-12 learners and second language learners in higher education.
My research on critical academic literacies explores how linguistically and culturally diverse international students in higher education draw on their plurilingual and pluricultural repertoires to navigate higher education, and the role of virtual plurilingual communities of practice.