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Dr. Bonny Norton, FSRC

LST Research Lead, 2016-2019 / Professor

Language & Literacy Education

Faculty of Education

Research Themes: 

Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism

Dr. Bonny Norton, FRSC, is a University Killam Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, UBC. She is also Research Advisor of the African Storybook http://www.africanstorybook.org/ and Research Lead on Storybooks Canada http://www.storybookscanada.ca/. Her primary research interests are identity and language learning, critical literacy, and international development. Recent publications include a 2017 special issue on language teacher identity (MLJ), a 2014 special issue on multilingual literacy in African communities (JMMD), and a 2013 second edition of Identity and Language Learning (Multilingual Matters). A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Educational Research Association, she was the 2010 inaugural recipient of an AERA Senior Research Leadership Award, and in 2015 a co-recipient of the TESOL Distinguished Research Award. Her website is:  http://faculty.educ.ubc.ca/norton/.

Research Interests: Identity and language learning, critical literacy, and international development.