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María José Aragón

Assistant Professor

Dr. María José Aragón is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Studies. Her interdisciplinary research examines language and literacy practices in K-12 settings with a focus on how emergent bilinguals and students from minoritized backgrounds employ their linguistic and cultural resources to learn and engage with others. She received a Ph.D. in Education with emphasis in Applied Linguistics and Language, Interaction, and Social Organization from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). María was previously the Director of Instruction for the SKILLS (School Kids Investigating Language in Life and Society) Program, a social justice-oriented university-community partnership at UCSB. As a teacher educator, she has taught courses on bilingual education and dual language learners at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and California State University, Channel Islands.