2020 Plenary Speaker
Mileidis Gort is Professor of Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity at the University of Colorado Boulder. Previously, she held faculty appointments at the University of Connecticut, University of Miami, and The Ohio State University. Dr. Gort brings an interdisciplinary orientation to her scholarship and teacher education work, having been trained in Human Development, Sociolinguistics, and Education, with a focus on the language, literacy, and cultural resources of school-age bilingual populations. Embedded in the ethnographic tradition, her work explores Spanish-English bilingual children’s literate processes and bilingual enactments—with a focus on the ways children engage with the production of texts in each language, and the contexts that mediate their composing processes and developing understandings of written language. She is the editor of The Complex and Dynamic Languaging Practices of Emergent Bilinguals (Routledge, 2018) and the co-editor of Early Biliteracy Development: Exploring Young Learners’ Use of their Linguistic Resources (Routledge, 2012). Dr. Gort has guest edited special issues on biliteracy and bilingualism in International Multilingual Research Journal, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, and Language Arts. Currently, she serves as editor of the Research in Bilingual Education Book Series (Information Age Publishing) and co-editor of the International Multilingual Research Journal.