Dr. Linda Laidlaw, University of Alberta, Canada
Dr. Diane Collier is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University. She conducts research in the areas of multimodalities and literacies with a special interest in connections across home and school. Using qualitative and interdisciplinary methodologies, her work focuses on the processes of making and literacies, how children use everyday resources (particularly, popular culture), and what can be learned from children about their consumption and production of multimodal, cultural, and digital texts. Diane is interested in ethical considerations of how children and youth participate in research and how power circulates in research relationships.
Dr. Michelle Honeyford, University of Manitoba
Dr. Rahat Zaidi is Associate Professor and Chair of Language and Literacy at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She holds an MA, an MPhil, and a PhD in the didactics of languages and cultures from the Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, France. She has taught in various international and national settings that include the Institut National des Languages et des Civilizations Orientales, Paris, France, the University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Kassel University, Kassel, Germany, and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Zaidi is author and co-editor of a number of books and articles including Anti-islamophobic Curriculums, Literacy Lives in Transcultural Times, Thinking About and Enacting Curriculum in Frames of War and Framing Peace: Thinking About and Enacting Curriculum as Radical Hope. She has experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse immigrant families and has developed a corpus of work showcasing collective knowledge mobilization in order to create sustainable models of language awareness and multilingual pedagogies in Education—Literacy and Language Development and Socialization in twenty-first-century classrooms.
Dr. Zheng Zhang, PhD, is an Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org). Her research interests include curriculum studies of transnational education, literacy and biliteracy curriculum, internationalization of curriculum, multimodal literacy, cross-border teacher education undergirded by new media literacies, and multiliteracies pedagogy in culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. These primary research areas have addressed pertinent educational challenges in the era of changes with increasing cultural and linguistic diversity, rapid global connectivity, and fast-paced technological changes.
Jacqueline Filipek, Editorial Assistant, Language and Literacy University of Alberta, Canada