Mariana Pacheco

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Mariana Pacheco

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Mariana Pacheco


Curriculum and Instruction (CI)

514E Teacher Education Building  binoculars icon
225 N Mills St
Madison, WI 53706-1707
Office: 608/263-4617

mapacheco@wisc.edu

Personal Biography

Professor Mariana Pacheco received her Ph.D. from the UCLA Division of Urban Schooling in 2005. She is a former elementary bilingual (English-Spanish) teacher in Southern California.


Education

2005 - Ph D, Urban Schooling
UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Los Angeles, CA

1997 - M Ed, Multiple Subject Clear Credential, Bilingual Credetntial
UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Los Angeles, CA

1995 - BA, Liberal Studies & Chicano Studies
California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA


 

 

Research Interests

My research focuses on how bi/multilingual students use their language and literacy abilities across in-school, out-of-school, and on-line contexts. I examine how these different contexts provide students meaningful opportunities to use their repertoires of language and literacy. I employ ethnographic methods to understand sociopolitical and sociocultural processes related to teaching, learning, and curriculum, particularly with Chican@/Latin@ and (im)migrant students. My areas of expertise include bi/multilingualism & bi/multiliteracy, bilingual education, English Language Learner education, Chican@/Latin@ and (im)migrant student education, cultural-historical theoretical views of learning and development, and ethnographic approaches to language and literacy.

Publications

  • Pacheco, M. (2012). Learning in/through everyday resistance: A cultural-historical perspective on community ‘resources’ and curriculum. Educational Researcher. 41(4), 121-132.
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  • Pacheco, M. (2010). 'Performativity' in the bilingual classroom: The plight of English Learners in the current reform context. Anthropology & Education Quarterly. 41(1), 75-93.
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  • Pacheco, M. (2010). English Learners’ reading achievement: Dialectical relationships between policy and practices in meaning-making opportunities. Reading Research Quarterly. 45(3), 292-317.
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  • Pacheco, M. (2009). Expansive learning and Chicana/o and Latina/o students’ political-historical knowledge. Language Arts. 87(1), 18--29.
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  • Pacheco, M., & Nao, K. (2009). Re-writing identities: Using historicized writings to promote migrant students' writings. Pedagogies: An International Journal. 4(1), 24-43.
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  • Pacheco, M., & Gutierrez, K. (2008). Cultural historical approaches to literacy teaching and learning. In Catherine Compton-Lily (Eds.), Breaking the silence: Learning in social and cultural worlds, (pp. pp. 60-77). Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association.
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  • Martínez, R., Orellana, M.F., Pacheco, M., & Carbone, P. (2008). Found in translation: Connecting translating experiences to academic writing. Language Arts. 85(6), 421-431.
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  • Quartz, K.H., & Pacheco, M. (2003). “Too angry to leave”: Supporting new teachers’ commitment to transform urban schools. Journal of Teacher Education. 54(2), 99-111.
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  • Gutierrez, K., Asato, J., Pacheco, M., Moll, L., Olson, K., Horng, E.L., Ruiz, R., Garcia, E., & McCarty, T.L. (2002). "Sounding American": The consequences of new reforms on English Language Learners. Reading Research Quarterly. 37(3), 328-343.
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  • Montaño, T., Lopez-Torres, L., DeLissovoy, N., Pacheco, M., & Stillman, J. (2002). Teachers as activists: Teacher development and alternate sites of learning. Equity & Excellence in Education. 35(3), 265-275.
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Departmental Service

  • Student Awards Committee, Member
    Dates of Membership: Sep. 2011 - May 2012

  • ESL/Bilingual Certification Program

  • Graduate Programs Committee, Member

  • SoE Literacies, Cultures, and Languages Institute

School Service

  • Equity & Diversity Committee

Public Service

  • International Multilingual Research Journal
    Dates of Membership: 2012 - 2013
  • Editorial Review Board Member.

  • AERA Division G (Social Context of Education): Distinguished Dissertation Award Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2011 - 2012

  • AERA Committee on Scholars of Color in Education
    Dates of Membership: 2010 - 2012

  • AERA Cultural-historical Activity Theory SIG
    Dates of Membership: 2009 - 2013
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper.

  • AERA Language & Social Processes SIG
    Dates of Membership: 2009 - 2013
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper.

  • AERA, Bilingual Education Research SIG
    Dates of Membership: 2009 - 2013
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper.

  • MMSD Bilingual Advisory Committee
    Dates of Membership: May 2008 - June 2010

  • MATC Latino/Hispanic Community Council of Color
    Dates of Membership: 2007 - 2012
  • Member.

  • American Education Research Journal
  • Reviewer, Journal Article.

  • Anthropology & Education Quarterly
  • Reviewer, Journal Article.

  • Bilingual Research Journal
  • Reviewer, Journal Article.

  • Language Arts
  • Reviewer, Journal Article.

  • Reading Research Quarterly
  • Reviewer, Journal Article.

Public Service

  • Board of Directors, Simpson Street Free Press

  • Latino Education Council

Awards and Honors

  • Dissertation Year Fellow
    Organization: Linguistic Minority Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: National
    Date(s): 2003 - 2004
  • Dissertation Year Fellow
    Organization: University of California All-Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity, UCLA
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: State
    Date(s): 2002 - 2003
  • Title VII Bilingual Education Doctoral Fellow
    Organization: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs, Washington, DC
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: National
    Date(s): September 1999 - June 2001
  • 2010 Institute on Race & Ethnicity Award
    Organization: UW System
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: State
  • 2011 Early Career Award
    Organization: National Research Conference on Language & Literacy
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: National

Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    Position Held: Chair, Section 4, Division K, Scope of Organization: National, Membership Period: May 1, 2008 - May 1, 2010
  • National Council of Teachers of English -- Assembly for Research (NCTEAR)
    Position Held: Conference Co-chair, Scope of Organization: National
  • National Research Conference on Language & Literacy (NCRLL)
    Scope of Organization: National
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