Biography

Rebecca Lorimer Leonard is an assistant professor in the Department of English at University of Massachusetts Amherst where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on literacy studies, language diversity, and research methods. Her research examines how transnational literacy practices are valued according to shifting language ideologies.

Professor Lorimer Leonard has published in Written Communication, College EnglishWPA: Writing Program Administration, and Research in the Teaching of English. In 2014, Professor Lorimer Leonard received the Promising Researcher Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Her book on the literacy practices of multilingual migrants is forthcoming from University of Pittsburgh Press.

The best way to contact her is by email at rlorimer@english.umass.edu.