Ana Christina da Silva [Iddings]
Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
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I am a Professor of Elective Learning Practices in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. I direct a graduate program titled Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies. My research centers at the learning ecologies of linguistically/culturally diverse students; family and community resources in diverse urban in- and out- of school contexts; and partnerships between family-community-school-university that support the literacy learning of linguistically diverse learners and emphasize educational opportunity and equity. I have worked with researchers in Chile, Brazil, and Mexico on implementing critical ecological models of community development. I am the author of the volume “Re-Designing Teacher Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Young Students: A Critical Ecological Approach.” I am the Associate Editor for the Journal of Literacy Research and the Urban Education Journal. I am an East Side Institute International Class Alumna, a Public Voices Op-Ed Fellow, and have published in The Guardian, Al-Jazeera America, and Reuters, and has appeared on National Public Radio and BBC-London.