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CMLL Welcomes Autumn

The weather is cooling, but our upcoming slate of events and activities is heating up!

We hope to see many of you at our Open House on October 16, 2018, from 1:00 – 2:30 in 422 Thompson. We want to share more about the history of the center, and also want to hear how can support ongoing language and literacy efforts at the College. Join us and help set an agenda for the Center’s future!

Later this semester, our Associate Director, Nicholas Limerick, will be involved in coordinating and chairing the 3rd Annual Anthropology and Education Conference sponsored by the Programs in Anthropology at Teachers College.

We are also excited to give you a preview of one of our speakers this autumn — none other than CMLL co-founder Professor Ofelia Garcia! We are thrilled to have Prof. Garcia returning to Teachers College to give a colloquium and engage with the TC community. Her talk is scheduled for Monday, November 5th at 5:00pm. Additional details will be posted soon.

Finally, as we look ahead to the future of CMLL, your thoughts and participation will be vital in helping us grow our work. In the past, we’ve coordinated study groups, workshops, and data analysis session in response to interest from across our community. So please be in touch if you aren’t able to join us for the Open House and let us know about your work, whether you’d be interested in sharing it as part of a brownbag series, and if have recommendations for our Speaker Series.

Scenes from Kate Pahl’s visit to CMLL

A few tweets from Kate Pahl’s visit to Teachers College and the Center last week, chock full of links and other little tidbits of goodness to ponder!

Professor Arshad Ali: “Citizens Under Suspicion: Responsive Research with Community Under Surveillance”

What are the challenges that researchers face when developing responsive research working with marginalized communities? On March 5th, Professor Arshad Ali visited Teachers College as part of the Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies Speaker Series, to discuss his research project working with muslim youth and how they make sense of surveillance in multiple spaces in their lives. His qualitative approach to understand these processes aimed to engage with a community following the traditions of a participatory research methodology.IMG_2619

Professor Ali offered a detailed analysis of the ways in which the threat of surveillance permeates multiple spaces for young people, and how it impacts their own sense of identity and citizenship. He also questioned the long-term implications of these threats, particularly within educational contexts, for muslim youth.

Throughout his presentation, Professor Ali posited the importance of developing research methodologies that can be beneficial for marginalized communities and that can challenge hegemonic understandings of these communities within academic institutions.

The CMLL team appreciates the participation of the attendees, and Professor Arshad Ali, who generously shared his academic inquiries with us.

CMLL Speaker Series: Amy Stornaiuolo (Feb 5th)

Prof. Amy Stornaiuolo, Assistant Professor in the Reading/Writing/Literacy Division at Penn GSE, will be joining us on Thursday, Feb. 5th when she will present research that explores the intersections of communicative practices, social networks, and adolescents. The title of her talk is, “Exploring Social Reading: Adolescents’ Literacy Practices in Socially Networked Spaces.”

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 7:30-9:00p
Room: 277 GDH

Light refreshments will be served.

Prior to her talk, Prof. Stornaiuolo will be available for a fireside chat with any graduate students who are interested in speaking with her. This will take place in (Room: TBA — check back here or email Cristina for details: cps2127@tc.columbia.edu)

We hope you can join us!

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