Ariana Mangual Figueroa, Associate Professor, Rutgers Graduate School of Education
The work of Dr. Mangual Figueroa draws from the fields of language socialization and linguistic anthropology to examine language use and learning in Latino communities living in the United States. Her research documents the everyday experiences of children and families as they participate in learning activities across multiple settings including homes, schools, and communities. She is particularly interested in the ways in which an individual’s linguistic and cultural development is shaped by citizenship status and educational policies and the ways in which this becomes evident in daily, routine interactions. She is currently a co-Principal Investigator of a longitudinal, multi-sited research project entitled Putting Immigration and Education in Conversation Everyday (PIECE) that examines the ways in which immigration policy shapes educational practices in six school districts across the United States. Since 2017, she has served as an Associate Editor of Anthropology & Education Quarterly.
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