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Office: SZB 440C
The University of Texas at Austin
Curriculum and Instruction
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712-0379
UT Mail Code: D5700
Dr. Fránquiz teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the theoretical foundations of bilingual education, biliteracy and culture, Latino children's literature, and writing in bilingual contexts. She is a teaching consultant for the National Writing Project. Her research is based on ethnographic examination of language and literacy practices in K-12 classrooms. Most recently her scholarship examines how Latin@ critical race theory elucidates the relationship between heritage culture and the evolving identities of future teachers. Since 2007 she has co-edited the Bilingual Research Journal (with Kathy Escamilla 2007-2010; with Alba Ortiz 2011-Present). Previous professor positions were in Literacy and Bilingual-Multicultural Foundations of Education at the University of Colorado in Boulder (1995-2002) and in Bilingual-Bicultural Studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio (2002-2008).
Dr. Fránquiz is an affiliate faculty in the Cultural Studies in Education program area as well as in the Center for Mexican-American Studies. ). Previous professor positions were in Literacy and Bilingual-Multicultural Foundations of Education at the University of Colorado in Boulder (1995-2002) and in Bilingual-Bicultural Studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio (2002-2008).
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Bárbara, 1995
Fránquiz, M. E. (2012). Key Concepts in Bilingual Education: Identity Texts, Cultural Citizenship, and Humanizing Pedagogy. New England Reading Association Journal, 38(1), 32-42.
Fránquiz, M. E., Salazar, M. & Denicolo, C. P. (2011) Challenging Majoritarian Tales: Portraits of Bilingual Teachers Deconstructing Deficit Views of Bilingual Learners. Bilingual Research Journal 34(3) 279- 300.
Fránquiz, M. E. & Salinas, C. (2011). Newcomers to the U.S.: Developing historical thinking among Latino immigrant students in a Central Texas high school. Bilingual Research Journal 34(1): 58-75.
Fránquiz, M. E., Martínez-Roldán, C. & Mercado, C. (2011). Theoretical and pedagogical possibilities in the teaching of Latina/o children's literature in multicultural contexts. In S. Wolf, K. Coats, P. Enciso & C. A. Jenkins (Eds.) Handbook of Research on children's and young adult literature, 108-120. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum, Taylor and Francis Group.
Fránquiz, M. E. (2011) Traveling on the biliteracy highway: Framing biliteracy from students' writings. In Bauer, E. B. & Gort, M. Early biliteracy development: Images of how young bilinguals make use of their linguistic resources. NY: Routledge Books.
Fránquiz, M. E. & Pratt, E. (2010). Crossing Borders: Preparing Teachers for a Multilingual and Multicultural World. In D. Lapp and D. Fisher (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, Third Edition, 29-35. Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum, Taylor and Francis Group.
Cantú, N., & Fránquiz, M. E. (Eds.) (2010) Inside the Latin@ Experience: A Latin@ Studies Reader (256 pages). New York: Palgrave-MacMillan Publisher.
Salinas, C., & Fránquiz, M. E. (Eds.) (2004). Scholars in the Field: The Challenges of Migrant Education (286 pages). Charleston, WV: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools.
- Hispanic Faculty Staff Association Faculty Member of the Year, 2011-2012.
- Recipient of the Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award in recognition of contributions to the development of the National Council of Teachers of English professional community. Awarded in Orlando, FL in November 2010.
- American Education Research Association (AERA) Division G (Social Context of Education) Faculty Mentor Award, (presented at AERA Denver, April-May 2010).
- Awarded the Faculty Assembly Excellence in Service Award, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001 - 2002.
- American Education Research Association Publications Committee and Editors of Educational Researcher Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2006.
- American Education Research Association (AERA) Early Career Distinction Research Contribution Award, 2005.
- National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1998-2000.
Research Interests and Expertise
Bilingual Education, Biliteracy, ethnographic and sociolinguistic research, Latina/o children’s and adolescent literature, migrant education, Latina/o teacher identity
Boards, Committees and Associations
- Coordinator and Graduate Advisor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction V' Bilingual-Bicultural Education program area, 2011-present.
- Faculty Advisory Board, University of Texas Press, 2011-2013.
- Faculty Co-chair, Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association (HFSA), University of Texas at Austin, 2010-2011.
- Division G (Social Context of Education), Program Co-Chair for AERA Annual Conference in 2011.
- American Education Research Association, Division K, Section 2, 2007 Program Committee.
- Graduate Advisor of Record, Ph.D. Program in Culture, Literacy, and Language, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2003-2006.
- Coach, National Writing Project (NWP) Summer Writing Retreat for English Language Learner Leadership Network, 2005.
- Director: Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color Program (CNV), National Council of Teachers of English, 2002-2008.