Geeta Aneja (Editor-in-Chief)
Geeta Aneja is a 6th year doctoral candidate in Educational Linguistics at PennGSE. Her research considers how the native speaker concept emerges and is reified through institutional structures and discourses in and beyond teacher education programs. She is also exploring how translingual writing and other initiatives can think beyond the native-nonnative dichotomy to create alternative ways of using and understanding language. Geeta has taught English in India, Peru, and Hong Kong, as well as at several Philadelphia non-profits and Drexel University. She previously earned a M.S.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, also from Penn, as well as a B.A. in Linguistics and B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida.
Amy Chapman (Assistant Editor)
Amy R.C. Chapman is a doctoral student in Reading/ Writing/ Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. Her work explores the socialization of post-secondary students into the rhetorical practices of academic and professional communities. Specifically, she is interested in the ideological foundations of academic integrity policies in western higher education contexts and the theoretical and practical conflicts between the notions of text production and ownership that underlie these policies, and the social, cultural, political, and historical contexts of the literacy practices English Language Learners bring to their university studies. Amy earned a M.S.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Penn and a B.A. in Psychology at Smith College.
Sharon M. Ravitch (Faculty Advisor)
Dr. Ravitch is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, where she is a Founding Co-Director of Penn’s Inter-American Educational Leadership Network, Principal Investigator of Semillas Digitales, a multi-year applied development research initiative in rural Nicaragua, and Research Co-Director at the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives. Her research integrates across the fields of qualitative research, education, applied development, cultural anthropology, and human development and has four main strands: (1) Practitioner Research as a means to engendering sustainable professional and institutional development and innovation; (2) International applied development research that works from participatory and action research approaches (projects currently in the U.S., Nicaragua, and India); (3) Ethnographic and participatory evaluation research; and (4) Leader education and professional development.