Ofelia García appointed to the Graduate Center

Ofelia García

Professor, Ph.D. Program in Urban Education

Ofelia García, Professor of Urban Education and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, is a distinguished scholar in her field. Her work on language and identity has had a significant impact on the understanding of key issues related to bilingual education and the education of language minorities. She has written many books and articles on all aspects of the subject. Her most recent book, Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times: Dominican Immigrant Youth in the Heights (with Leslie Bartlett), is currently in press with Vanderbilt University. She also authored Bilingual Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective (2009) and coauthored such books as Educating Emergent Bilinguals, Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity, Negotiating Language Policies in Schools: Educators as Policymakers, and Imagining Multilingual Schools. García comes to the Graduate Center from Teachers College at Columbia University, where she coordinated the graduate program in bilingual education and was codirector of the Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies. She holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Languages and Literatures from the Graduate Center. For more information, visit her website at www.ofeliagarcia.org.

Photo: A. Poyo

Submitted on: AUG 1, 2008

Category: New Appointments to the GC