Curry Class Note

Fares Karam

Fares Karam (Ph.D. ’16 English Ed) Fares Karamis the winner of the 2017 Distinguished Dissertation Award presented by the AERA Second Language Research Special Interest Group. His dissertation Iraqi Refugee English Learners in the United States: A Multiple Case Study, was noted for its originality and timeliness that made a compelling empirical contribution to the field’s understanding of the growing population of English learner refugees in the United States.  “In addition,” said Susana Franco-FuenmayorSLR SIG Awards Committee Co-Chair, “the focus particularly on the language and literacy practices of refugee adolescents supports teachers in developing responsive instructional practice that leverages the literacy expertise of refugee students.  The construct of negotiated engagement offers second language educational research an analytic lens that takes into account both the agency of the student and the teacher and powerfully repositions the refugee student as an actor in his/her academic development.  They thought that you demonstrated a solid command of the sociocultural theory related to identity, language learning, and literacy.  Your findings and interpretations of the findings are particularly significant to the field.”

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