Margaret Hawkins


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Hawkins, Margaret

Margaret R. Hawkins focuses on language, mobility and education, exploring languages, literacies and learning in classroom, home, and community-based settings in domestic and global contexts. She works locally and internationally with schools, NGOs, communities and institutions of higher education in a variety of capacities.


  • (2019) Plurilingual learners and schooling: A sociocultural perspectivein Handbook of TESOL in K-12 Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • (2018) Considering ‘trans-’ perspectives in language theories and practicein Applied Linguistics, 39(1), (1-8).
  • (2018) Transmodalities and transnational encounters: Fostering critical cosmopolitan relationsin Applied Linguistics, 39(1), (55-77).
  • (2017) Mobility, language & schoolingin The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language New York NY: Routledge Press.
  • (2014) Ontologies of Place, Creative Meaning Making and Cosmopolitan Educationin Curriculum Inquiry, 44(1), (90 - 113).
  • (2013) Framing Languages and Literacies: Socially Situated Views and Perspectivesin Framing Languages and Literacies: Socially Situated Views and Perspectives Routledge Press.
  • (2011) Social Justice Language Teacher Education Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
  • (2009) Critical Language Teacher Educationin Cambridge Guide to Second Language Teacher Education Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • (2005) Becoming a student: Identity work and academic literacies in early schoolingin TESOL Quarterly, 39(1), (59-80).
  • (2004) Researching English language and literacy development in schoolsin Educational Researcher, 33(3), (14-25).


  • , "Transmodalities: Global Youth Negotiating Place, Identity and Positioning in Translocal and Transnational Communications" (2019), Atlanta, GA
  • , "Exploring Multimodalities: Language, Semiotics and New Media Engagements" (2018), Chicago, IL
  • , "Transmodalities: Conceptualizing Semiotic Affordances in Transnational Communications" (2018), London and Birmingham UK, Barcelona Spain

Awards and Honors

  • Erwin Zolt Digital Literacy Game Changer Award, International Literacy Award (ILA), 2018
  • Leadership Through Research Award, Second Language Research Special Interest Group (SIG), American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2018
  • Honored Instructor, University of Wisconsin Housing, 2018
  • Global Citizen of the Year Award, United Nations Association, Dane County Chapter, 2018