Research Interests: language education policy, bilingual education, and emergent bilinguals in secondary schools.
Kate Menken is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY), and a Research Fellow at the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is Co-Principal Investigator of the CUNY-New York State Initiative for Emergent Bilinguals (NYSIEB) project (www.cuny-nysieb.org), Associate Editor/Review Editor for the journal Language Policy, and chair of AERA's Bilingual Education Research SIG.
Previously, she was a researcher at the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education and an English as a second language teacher.
She holds an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Her research interests include language education policy, bilingual education, and emergent bilinguals in secondary schools.
Recent books are
English Learners Left Behind: Standardized Testing as Language Policy (Multilingual Matters, 2008) and
Negotiating Language Policies in Schools: Educators as Policymakers (co-edited with Ofelia García, Routledge, 2010).
Further information can be found on her website: http://katemenken.org