Maria E Franquiz
Maria E. Franquiz is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Bilingual-Bicultural Education program area. Her previous teaching positions were in Literacy and Bilingual-Multicultural Foundations of Education at the University of Colorado in Boulder (1995-2002) and in Bilingual-Bicultural Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio (2002-2008). Dr. Franquiz teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the theoretical foundations of bilingual education, biliteracy and culture, Latino children's literature, and writing in bilingual contexts. She is a teaching consultant for the National Writing Project. Her research is based on ethnographic examination of language and literacy practices in K-12 classrooms. Most recently her scholarship examines how Latino critical race theory elucidates the relationship between heritage culture and the evolving identities of future teachers.
Dr. Franquiz is an affiliate faculty in the Cultural Studies in Education program area.