Dr. Laura Ascenzi-Moreno
Dr. Laura Ascenzi-Moreno earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education at the Graduate Center CUNY with a focus on bilingual education. She is currently a professor and the bilingual program coordinator in the Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education Department at Brooklyn College. Dr. Ascenzi-Moreno’s research is focused on the literacy development of emergent bilinguals, the literacy assessment of emergent bilinguals, the development of teacher knowledge, and how these intersect with equity. She is particularly interested in investigating how to shift and reimagine monolingual literacy instruction by centering them on children’s multilingual and multimodal practices. Dr. Ascenzi-Moreno’s articles can be found in Language Arts, The Reading Teacher, the Journal of Literacy Research, Literacy Research and Instruction, Voices from the Middle, among others. Dr. Ascenzi-Moreno co-authored the book, along with Dr. Cecilia Espinosa, Rooted in Strength: Using Translanguaging to Grow Multilingual Readers and Writers (Scholastic, 2021).
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