story by Claire Miller
Assistant Professor Cori Salmerón was selected for the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) 2020 Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color Program, which provides support, mentoring and networking opportunities for early career scholars of color.
The two-year program – which has supported 122 fellows since 2000 – encourages new faculty to draw from their own cultural and linguistic perspectives when planning research projects and connects them with established scholars in the field.
Salmerón is a former elementary school teacher in New York City and Beirut, Lebanon. Her teaching and personal experiences led to her research focused on multilingual students’ language and literacy practices, how teachers enact culturally-sustaining pedagogy and preparing teachers to work with students from a wide range of cultural and linguistic communities. She has presented at national conferences and her research has been published in the Journal of Literacy Research, Research in the Teaching of English, Bilingual Research Journal, Multicultural Perspectives, ISTOR: Revista de Historia Internacional and Literacy Research: Theory, Methods and Practice.
As part of this fellowship program, Salmerón will work with her new mentor – Eurydice Bauer, the John E. Swearingen Chair of Education at the University of South Carolina – and work with other members of the 2020 cohort of scholars in tackling current issues in language, literacy, teacher education, English and cultural studies, according to NCTE’s website. Her mentor is Dr. Eurydice Bauer at The University of South Carolina.
“I am excited to join a community of scholars of color that share the goal of advocating for more equitable and liberatory literacy education,” Salmerón said. “I am honored to be a part of this dynamic community and looking forward to collaborating with other scholars.”
For more information about the Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color Program, visit https://ncte.org/research/cultivating-new-voices-among-scholars-of-color.