Dr. Skerrett is a professor in the Language and Literacy Studies program area and an affiliate faculty member in the Cultural Studies in Education program area. She is also Director of Teacher Education in the College of Education. Professor Skerrett also serves as Director and faculty advisor for the University of Texas Urban Teachers Secondary English Teacher Education Programs. Dr. Skerrett's teaching and research focus on secondary English education in urban contexts, adolescent literacy practices in school and outside school contexts, transnational youths' literacy practices and learning across transnational social and educational settings, and sociocultural influences on teaching and learning.
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Boston College, 2007
Focuses on secondary English and literacy education in urban contexts, including among transnational youth.
Editorial Board Member, Reading Research Quarterly, International Literacy Association(2017 - Present)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Literacy Research, Literacy Research Association(2017 - Present)
Educational Advisor, International Council of Education Advisers, Government of Scotland(2016 - Present)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, International Literacy Association(2016 - Present)
Editorial Board Member, Research in the Teaching of English, National Council of Teachers of English(2013 - Present)
Member, Research Committee, International Reading Association(2010 - Present)
Member, Student Outstanding Research Award Committee, Literacy Research Association(2010 - 2012)
Program Chair, Educational Change Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association(2009 - 2012)
Member, 2010 Standards for Reading Professionals Revision Committee, International Reading Association(2009 - 2012)
Member, Advisory Board, WGBH Boston
Skerrett, A., Williamson, T. C.., Warrington, A., Salmeron, C. & Brady, R. B.. (2019). The intersections of identities and justice-oriented efforts of urban literacy educators. Literacy Research: Theory, Method and Practice, 68(1), 183–204.
Skerrett, A., Warrington, A. & Williamson, T. C.. (2018). Generative principles for professional learning for equity-oriented urban English teachers.. English Education, 50(2), 116–146.
Skerrett, A. (2018). Learning music literacies across transnational school settings. Journal of Literacy Research, 50(1), 31–51.
Skerrett, A. (2016). Refiguring a Caribbean school within and across local and global communities.. Journal of Professional and Community Capital, 1(4), 254–269.
Skerrett, A. (2015). Teaching Transnational YouthLiteracy and Education in a Changing World: Teachers College Press.
Skerrett, A. (2014). Religious literacies in a secular literacy classroom.. Reading Research Quarterly, 49(2), 233–250.
Skerret, A. (2012). Languages and literacies in translocation: Experiences and perspectives of a transnational youth.. Journal of Literacy Research, 44(4), 364–395.
Skerrett, A. & Bomer, R. (2011). Borderzones in adolescents' literacy practices: Connecting out-of-school literacies to the reading curriculum.. Urban Education, 46(6), 1256–1279.
Skerrett, A. (2011). "Wide open to rap, tagging and real life:" Preparing teachers for multiliteracies pedagogy.. Pedagogies: An International Journa, 6(3), 185–199.
Skerrett, A. (2010). Of literary import: A case of cross-national similarities in the secondary English curriculum in the United States and Canada.. Research in the Teaching of English, 45, 36–58.
Skerrett, A. & Hargreaves, A. (2008). Student diversity and secondary school change in a context of increasingly standardized reform.. American Educational Research Journal, 45(4), 913–945.
Becoming Teachers of Secondary English Language Arts in Urban Contexts
Borderzones in Adolescents' Literacy Practices
Literacy Learning across Transnational Settings
Elizabeth Shatto Massey Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, The University of Texas at Austin College of Education (2019 - 2020)
Faculty Research Assignment, The University of Texas at Austin (2015 - 2016)
Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin (2015)
Early Career Award, Literacy Research Association (2013)
Summer Research Award, The University of Texas at Austin (2011)
Dean's Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin College of Education (2011 - 2012)
Keynote Address: Transnationally-tailored redesigns of the art of English in response to a globalized world., Australian Literacy Educators Association and Australian Association for the Teaching of English, Perth, Australia (2018)
At the nexus of teacher education, research and practice: Transforming literacy education in urban schools, Boston College, Boston, MA (2017)
Keynote Address: An international perspective on what Scotland is doing well and what it can do to improve. Symposium of the International Council of Education Advisers to Scotland, Scottish Learning Festival, Glasgow, Scotland (2017)
Keynote Address: The potential of transnational youths multiliteracies for literacy education and social justice in a globalized world. Literacy, Empathy, and Social Sustainability Conference., Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden (2017)
Teaching Transnational Youth, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (2015)
Drawing on diverse students out-of-school language, literacy, and cultural practices for literacy education., Illinois Reading Teacher Council, Webinar (2015)
Keynote Address: Literacy education in multicultural, multilingual, and multiliterate classrooms, Korean Association of Multicultural Education., Seoul, South Korea (2014)
Claire Collins, Ph.D., expected 2024 (Co-supervisor)
Charlotte Land, Ph.D., 2019 (Supervisor)
Pennsylvania State University
Kira LeeKeenan, Ph.D., 2019 (Supervisor)
California State Fullerton
Aimee Hendrix-Soto, Ph.D., 2019 (Supervisor)
Murray State University
Alina Pruitt, Ph.D., 2018 (Supervisor)
The University of Texas at Austin
Thea Williamson, Ph.D., 2018 (Supervisor)
Salisbury University, Maryland
Amber Warrington, Ph.D., 2016 (Supervisor)
Boise State University
|2021||Fall||EDC 382S: 2-English|
|2020||Spring||EDC 390T: Research In Language Arts|
|2019||Fall||EDC 382S: 2-English|
|2019||Fall||EDC 370S: 1-Adv Meths Eng/Lang Arts/Read|
|2019||Spring||EDC 385G: Literacy And Social Change|
|2018||Fall||EDC 398T: Supv Teach In Curric And Instr|
|2018||Spring||EDC 385G: Literacy And Social Change|
|2018||Spring||EDC 381R: Intro To Sys Of Human Inquiry|
|2017||Fall||EDC 390T: Research In English Lang Arts|
|2017||Spring||EDC 385G: Literacy And Social Change|
|2017||Spring||EDC 385G: 81-Rsch Adol Lit In/Out School|
|2016||Fall||EDC 398T: Supv Teach In Curric And Instr|
|2016||Fall||EDC 382S: 2-English|
|2015||Fall||EDC 398T: Supv Teach In Curric And Instr|
|2015||Fall||EDC 382S: 2-English|
|2015||Summer||EDC f381R: Intro To Sys Of Human Inquiry|
|2015||Spring||EDC 382S: Teaching Secon English/Reading|
|2014||Fall||EDC 398T: Supv Teach In Curric And Instr|
|2014||Fall||EDC 385G: 81-Rsch Adol Lit In/Out School|
|2014||Summer||EDC f381R: Intro To Sys Of Human Inquiry|
|2014||Spring||EDC 370S: 1-Adv Meths Eng/Lang Arts/Read|