Our community prepares our doctoral students to:
- think critically about the systems, institutions, processes, and everyday practices of language, literacy, and culture
- acquire a comprehensive understanding of the diverse conceptions of language, literacy, and culture in interdisciplinary research, from quantitative social science to ethnographic and sociolinguistic studies, action research, sociopoetic theories and more.
- critically assess scholarly research from a variety of fields and disciplines, particularly in the construction of social and cultural formations and identities, and to use this knowledge to address inequalities.
- implement dissertation research projects that may address diversity, difference, inequalities, anomalies, and the marginalized, and may also theorize the production and representation of knowledge in relation to multiple literacies in the histories of reading, literacy and digital cultures.