Alison Crump completed her PhD in Educational Studies in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University in 2014. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, language policy, multilingualism, identity theory, critical race theory, language socialization, and qualitative inquiry. She did her doctoral research with multilingual Japanese-Canadian preschoolers in Montreal, focusing on their understandings and experiences of growing up multilingual. She developed a theoretical framework, LangCrit (Critical Language and Race Theory), to explore intersections of linguistic and racial identity and how children negotiate their identities and position themselves through language in different social and language policy contexts. She also articulated a methodology for generating data with young children. Her work has been published in Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, LEARNing Landscapes, Journal of Language Teaching and Learning, and Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. Her publications can be found here: https://mcgill.academia.edu/AlisonCrump.
Read the archive of Alison’s BILD musings here!