Faculty Profiles

Clara Vaz Bauler

Associate Professor
The School of Education, The Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences

Alumnae Hall 232
516.877.4474
cbauler@adelphi.edu

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D. in Education with emphasis in Applied Lingusitics and Cultural Perspectives and Comparative Education, University of California, Santa Barbara (2012)

M.A. in Portuguese Linguistics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2007)

B.A. in English and Portuguese with emphasis in teaching English as a Second and Foreign Language, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2004)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Dr. Clara Vaz Bauler has a Ph.D. in Education with emphasis in Applied Linguistics and Cultural Perspectives and Comparative Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She draws from thirteen years of national and international classroom teaching from preschool to adult levels to inform her research and practice. She has worked as a world languages and TESOL teacher educator since 2008. Her research focuses on affirming and naturalizing multimodal and multilingual practices via digital media. 

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

I am a sociolinguist and critical discourse analyst, and is interested in unveiling unjust and often hidden educational practices that propagate language shaming and discrimination. I investigate language used in news media, social media and classrooms inquiring on the contexts, purposes and consequences of using certain terms and enacting specific policing practices associated with migration flows and linguistically diverse populations. As a language educator, I am interested in pedagogical practices that validate and affirm minoritized and racialized multilingual students' funds of knowledge and linguistic-semiotic resources. I advocate for the naturalization of multimodality in language teaching and learning spaces via digital media technology. 

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