Carmen L. Medina

Assistant Professor, Department of Language & Literacy Education

Carmen L. Medina is an assistant professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at University of British Columbia. Her research focuses in the areas of critical literacy, literacy/biliteracy and identity, Latino/children’s literature, drama education and cultural studies. She is interested in how people construct identities as they negotiate multiple literacies and discourses through imaginative practices. Her work has been published in journals such as: Research in Drama in Education, Language Arts, Theory into Practice and Journal of Teacher Education among others. In 2005 she was awarded the Virginia Hamilton Award for a journal article that made a significant contribution to the field of multicultural literature with young people.