Language and Literacy, Society and Culture
Faculty and students in Language and Literacy, Society and Culture (LLSC) are interested in studying, designing and participating in transformative approaches to individual and social development, approaches within schools and classrooms, but also across diverse sites and contexts in communities, workplaces and social movements. We combine sharply focused examinations of talk and activity, language and literacy, with a wide lens to assess the social, cultural, political, economic and historical contexts of education and schooling. We also attend to ways these contexts are impacted by class, race, and gender. Of special concern are students, groups, families and communities that traditionally have been poorly served by educational institutions and society, including many nonnative speakers of English.