Here you will find members of the CANDE SIG with attached keywords underlining their key research interest. The first members presented are those already highlighted in our recent newsletters.
Ana Solano-Campos is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Literacy, and ELLs in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts-Bostonhere. Her work on sociolinguistics and education in transnational contexts investigates the mechanisms by which different approaches to linguistic diversity exacerbate or diminish existing educational inequities for immigrant and refugee learners. She asks: What are the barriers experienced by bilingual immigrant/refugee students (and their teachers) in schools? How can we find avenues to diminish or eliminate those barriers? She has primarily examined the differences between South-North and South-South processes of migrant incorporation, specifically in educational settings in the United States and Costa Rica. Her scholarship proposes a focus on shared civic histories, practices, and spaces across geopolitical contexts.
Solano-Campos, A. (Forthcoming). The Nicaraguan diaspora in Costa Rica: Schools and the disruption of transnational social fields. Anthropology and Education Quarterly.
Solano-Campos, A. (2017). Language ideologies in a U.S. state-funded international school: The invisible linguistic repertoires of bilingual refugee students. Journal of Research in International Education, 16(1), 36-54.
Vidur Chopra is a doctoral candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education. His work is situated at the intersections of belonging, education and citizenship. He focuses on refugee and forced migration phenomena and examine the ways educational policies, programs, and practices deepen or diminish young people's belonging and relationships with communities and nation-states, during and after conflict. Some of this work has been in the context of Eastern Africa, but more recently in the context of Syrian refugee youth in Lebanon.
Chopra, Vidur and Dryden-Peterson, Sarah (2015). More Than Words: Language in the Move from Refugee to Returnee to Citizen in Burundi. Available at http://hepg.org/hep-home/case/more-than-words
Chopra, Vidur and Adelman, Elizabeth (2017). The Pursuit, Practicality, and Potential of Refugee Education.
Here you will find the members in our SIG and their recent publications and research interests.