Teresa Sosa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Literacy, Culture and Language Education


Résumé/CV on Box

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  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.Ed., University of Illinois at Chicago, Curriculum and Instruction
  • B.A., Columbia College, Chicago, IL, Writing


My research interests are aimed toward literacy practices and how contexts influence learning of adolescents in urban environments. I am also interested in exploring students’ understandings of their own learning in school and out of school spaces. I use qualitative and design-based research methods to explore students’ experiential knowledge and their evolving disciplinary-specific literacy and understanding. Other related interests include classroom discourse and how it shapes teaching and learning.

Courses Taught

  • Methods of Teaching Literacy

Honors & Awards

  • Bilingual Education Graduate Fellowship-UIC 2004-2006

Expert In

  • Classroom Discourse
  • Critical Literacy
  • Design-Based Research
  • Literary Reasoning and Evidence-Based Argumentation

Professional Associations

  • International Society of the Learning Sciences
  • American Association for Teaching and Curriculum
  • American Education Research Association
  • Literacy Research Association
  • National Council for Teachers of English