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C&I Ph.D. student, Lauren Causey profiled on CEHD homepage

CauseyLauren.pngLauren Causey, Ph.D. student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is featured on the CEHD homepage for her study on the intersection of culture and literacy.

As a tutor at the New York Public Libraries, Causey says she began to wonder about the systemic causes of low literacy and the larger societal implications it creates. She decided to pursue an M.Ed. degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied in the Language and Literacy Program, and then began working on a Ph.D. in Literacy Education at the University of Minnesota in 2009.

"With my scholarly work I want to look at the intersection of socio-cultural elements and the way that people think about their own literacy identities," she says.

Read her full story.

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