Laura Hamman is a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in ESL & bilingual education. Her dissertation research explores the language and literacy practices of emergent bilinguals in two-way immersion classrooms and considers how students are experiencing and investing in the process of becoming bilingual. She is particularly interested in interrogating if and how dual language programs can foster social justice and equitable schooling. In addition to her dissertation research, Laura is currently working on a collaborative research project with WIDA to analyze the Spanish and English writing development of K-12 emergent bilingual students across the nation.
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