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Kate Paesani

University of Minnesota

Kate Paesani (Ph.D., Indiana University) is Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) and affiliate faculty in the Departments of French and Italian and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on literacy-based curriculum and instruction and foreign language teacher development, couched within the frameworks of multiliteracies pedagogy and sociocultural theory. Her work has appeared in journals such as Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Annals, The French Review, L2 Journal, and Reading in a Foreign Language. She is co-author of the book A Multiliteracies Framework for Collegiate Foreign Language Teaching (Pearson, 2016), for which she received the 2016 Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award from Wayne State University. She is also past president of AAUSC and co-editor of the 2004 AAUSC volume, Language Program Articulation: Developing a Theoretical Foundation.

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