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Phylicia Anderson Named Holmes Scholar of the Month

Congratulations to Phylicia Anderson, on being named Holmes Scholar of the Month! Anderson is a doctoral candidate at Texas Woman’s University.
Her latest publications include a chapter in the book, Engage and Empower: Expanding the Curriculum for Justice and Activism, titled “Cultural (mis)representations in the media: Challenging hegemonic ideas,” as well as a journal article published in the Journal of Language and Literacy Education, titled “Language, literacy, and love: A critical framework for teaching adolescent emergent bilinguals.”

Anderson has also authored a chapter in the book, Leveraging Languages, Literacies, and Cultures: Innovative Approaches for Teaching Multilingual Students, titled “BookSnaps: Reading and analyzing young adult novels across languages” scheduled to be released December 2022.
As a Holmes Scholar, Anderson has presented at national and international conferences, including the bi-annual European Conference on Literacy in Dublin, Ireland, the Puerto Rico Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the World Education Research Association Annual Conference in Galicia, Spain. She has also shared her research at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference.
Anderson’s research focuses on African American/Black adolescent literacy and the influences of race, language, and power on the literacy development of such adolescents in traditional and nontraditional educational settings.