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Ofelia García
Position: Professor
Phone: (212) 817-8279
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: Language, Literacy, Culture and Bilingualism in Education
Ofelia García is Professor in the Ph.D. program of Urban Education and of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  She has been Professor of Bilingual Education at Columbia University´s Teachers College and Dean of the School of Education at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University. Among her recent books are Bilingual Education in the 21st century: A global perspective; Educating Emergent Bilinguals (with J. Kleifgen); Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times (with L. Bartlett), Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City (with Z. Zakharia and B. Otcu), Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity (volumes, I and II, with J. Fishman); Negotiating Language Policies in Schools: Educators as Policymakers (with K. Menken); Imagining Multilingual Schools (with T. Skutnabb-Kangas and M. Torres-Guzmán), and A Reader in Bilingual Education (with C. Baker). She is the Associate General Editor of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language. She was the 2012 Wits Claude Leon Distinguished Scholar at the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa), and has been a Fulbright Scholar, and a Spencer Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Education.