Multilingual / Transnational Literacies


  • To create a community of scholars interested in how people become literate in a second or additional languages.
  • To increase awareness concerning the importance of dual and multi- language literacy in the U.S. and around the world among the membership of LRA. 
  • To encourage interaction and contacts with organizations and scholars outside of LRA involved in research and scholarship on dual and multi- language literacy. 
  • To advocate research-supported policies and instructional practices that promote multi-language literacies.

Co-Chair - 2018 - 2020
Kristen Pratt
Western Oregon University
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Co-Chair - 2019 - 2021

Samuel David
University of Minnesota
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Liaison - 2019 - 2022

Byeong-Young Cho
University of Pittsburgh
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Committee Members: Advocacy Working Group

Chris Chang-Bacon, 
University of Virginia
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Matthew Deroo,
University of Miami
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Stephanie Lynne Abraham, 
Rowan University
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Mariannella D. Nuñez, 
University of Minnesota
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Committee Member: Mentoring Program Coordinator

Mandy Stewart, 
Texas Woman's University
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