Emily Machado studies the teaching and learning of literacy in multilingual early childhood classrooms. Her current research explores the ways in which young children use the breadth of their communicative resources (e.g., languages, literacies, cultural practices) in and through their writing. A former first grade teacher, she is deeply interested in making classroom spaces more equitable, inclusive, and humanizing for all young children.
- PhD Curriculum & Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018
- MAT English for Speakers of other Languages, , 2011
- BS Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, 2009
- Machado, E., & Gonzales, G. C. (2020). “I can write in my language and switch back and forth?”: Elementary teacher candidates experiencing and enacting translanguaging pedagogies in a literacy methods class. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 69(1), 211-229.
- Machado, E., & Hartman, P. (2020). “I want to be pè Adedayo”: Young children enacting resistance in/through translingual writing about their names. Research in the Teaching of English, 54(4), 342-366.
- Machado, E., & Hartman, P. (2020). “It took us a long time to go here”: Creating space for young children’s transnationalism in an early writers’ workshop. Reading Research Quarterly
- Machado, E., Schutz, K. M., & Scane, C. D. (2019). Centering multilingualism in elementary writing: Considerations for school and literacy leaders. English Leadership Quarterly, 42(2), 2-6.
- Machado, E., Woodard, R., Coppola, R., & Vaughan, A. (2019). Cultivating opportunities for young adolescents to use multilingual and multicultural resources in school writing. Voices from the Middle, 26(4), 35-40.
- Machado, E., & Hartman, P. (2019). Translingual writing in a linguistically diverse primary classroom. Journal of Literacy Research, 51(4), 480-503.
- Woodard, R., Vaughan, A., & Machado, E. (2017). Exploring culturally sustaining writing pedagogy in urban classrooms. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 66, 215-231.
- Machado, E., (2017). Fostering and sustaining diverse literacy practices in the early childhood classroom: Reviewing the literature in three areas. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 66, 309-324.
- Machado, E., Woodard, R., Vaughan, A., & Coppola, R. (2017). Teaching grammar while valuing language diversity: Urban teachers navigating linguistic ideological dilemmas. In E. Ortlieb & J. Cheek (Eds.), Addressing Diversity in Literacy Instruction (pp. 37-53). Bingley: Emerald Books.
- Machado, E., Vaughan, A., Coppola, R., & Woodard, R. (2017). “Lived life through a colored lens”: Culturally sustaining poetry in an urban literacy classroom. Language Arts, 94(6), 367-380.
Select Awards and Honors
- Early Career Award, Language and Social Processes Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association, 2020
- Outstanding Dissertation Award, Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association, 2019
- Outstanding Dissertation Award, Second Language Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association, 2019