Kerry Alexander

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Curriculum & Instruction

Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2023
Ed.M. in Teacher Leadership, Mentoring, and Professional Development in Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin, 2019
B.S. in Applied Learning and Development, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009

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Kerry is a doctoral student in Language and Literacy Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research includes the pedagogical implications of, and alternatives to, white language ideologies in elementary writing instruction. She asks how teachers can expand critical linguistic consciousness by learning with and from their students in community and, in particular, how race, racism, and language are intertwined in neoliberal ethics of care and success.

Kerry’s artwork, primarily watercolor and ink, are what she calls an act of language artistry: the active, multimodal, meaning-making involved in designing for a more inclusive world. By blending literal and figurative tools of composition, her work assumes a poetry (an ecology) of pluralism and possibility in effort to counter a world intent on matching and aligning and standardizing.