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Mariana Pacheco

Mariana Pacheco

Expertise in language and literacy learning, schooling of language minority students, English Learners, bilingual education

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction School of Education Work: 608-263-4617 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism
  • English Learners
  • Bilingual and ESL education
  • Language policy, program, and practice


  • Early Career Award, National Research Conference on Language and Literacy, 2010
  • Faculty Diversity Research Award, UW System Institute on Race & Ethnicity, 2010
  • Author, "English Learners’ reading achievement: Dialectical relationships between policy and practices in meaning-making opportunities."
  • Author, "Performativity in the bilingual classroom: The plight of English Learners in the current reform context."