Alvarez, Adriana

Adriana Alvarez

Assistant Professor
  • School of Education & Human Development

Adriana Alvarez is Assistant Professor in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education program. Her research interests center on biliteracy and family engagement with a focus on equity-oriented and strength-based approaches in Spanish-speaking communities. She was a bilingual teacher for eleven years in the border community of El Paso, Texas prior to receiving her PhD in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • 2017 Ph.D. Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity University of Colorado – Boulder
  • 2017 Culture, Language, and Social Practice Graduate Certificate Program. Linguistics Department, University of Colorado – Boulder
  • 2006 M.Ed. Instructional Specialist in Bilingual Education University of Texas at El Paso
  • 2001 B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies in Bilingual Education, University of Texas at El Paso

Publications and Presentations

  • Alvarez, A. (2018). Experiential knowledge and project-based learning in bilingual classrooms. Bank Street Occasional Paper Series: Supporting Young Children of Immigrants in PreK-3, 39, 1-18.
  • Alvarez, A. (2018). Drawn and written funds of knowledge: A window into emerging bilingual children’s experiences and social interpretations through their written narratives and drawings. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 18(1), 97-128.