Recent PhD Graduates

Aijuan Cun, PhD, 2020   (Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico)

  • Dissertation: Capturing the Lived Experiences of Refugee Families: A Positioning, Literacies, and Multimodal Perspectives Study [positioning theory]

Stephanie Johnson, PhD, 2021  (Assistant Professor, Elmira College)

  • Dissertation: Interactional Dynamics and Their Impact on Collaboration: A micro-analysis of inclusion teachers’ discursive interactions [positioning theory]

Christianna Kfouri, PhD, 2021 (Adjunct Literacy Instructor, University at Buffalo, SUNY)

  • Dissertation: Sociocultural Home and School Literacy Practices of Syrian Refugee Families Revealed Across Domains, Space, and Time [positioning theory]

Tiffany Nyachae, PhD, 2018  (Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University)

  • Dissertation: 'Race Space' Critical Professional Development: Supporting the Racial Literacy Cultivation, Social Justice, Ideological Becoming, and Social Justice Teaching of Urban Teachers

Katarina Silvestri, PhD, 2018 (Assistant Professor, SUNY Cortland)

  • Dissertation: The Kids Inquiry Conference: Tensions in Literacy Activities, Practices, and Actions across Elementary-Level Spaces for Student-Driven Inquiry