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Research Interests

Professor Lam specializes in the area of language, literacy, and diversity in education. She works at the intersection of literacy studies and applied linguistics in studying language use and learning, new literacies, language varieties, socialization practices, and political participation in new media environments. Her ethnographic work has explored the digital media practices of youth of migrant backgrounds to understand these practices within larger contexts of transnational movements, social networks and identities, and flows of media content and artifacts.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Education in Language, Literacy, and Culture, PhD , University of California at Berkeley

… → 2003

Education in Language and Literacy, MA, University of California at Berkeley

… → 1993

Biological Science, BA, San Jose State University

… → 1991

Research interests

  • Asian-American Education
  • Cultural Diversity in Learning
  • Culture & Learning
  • Diversity
  • Ethnography
  • Identity
  • Immigration and Education
  • Language & Literacy
  • Literacy
  • Multilingualism and Multlingual Education
  • Narrative Analysis
  • Online Chat Rooms


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