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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.

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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Research Output

Online communication patterns of Chinese and Mexican adolescents living in the United States

Cingel, D. P., Lauricella, A. R., Lam, W. S. E., Wartella, E. & Morales, P. Z., Jan 1 2019, In : International Journal of Communication. 13, p. 116-135 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • “Presenting Our Perspective”: Recontextualizing Youths’ Experiences of Hypercriminalization Through Media Production

    Smirnov, N. & Lam, W. S. E., Apr 1 2019, In : Written Communication. 36, 2, p. 296-344 49 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Journalism as Model for Civic and Information Literacies

    Smirnov, N., Saiyed, G., Easterday, M. W. & Lam, W. S. E., Jan 2 2018, In : Cognition and Instruction. 36, 1, p. 1-29 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Journalistic sources: Evaluation in third space

    Saiyed, G., Lam, W. S. E. & Easterday, M. W., Jan 1 2016, 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2016: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, Proceedings. International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), Vol. 2. p. 1157-1158 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution