Allison Skerrett

Allison Skerrett

Allison Skerrett is professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Teacher Education in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Skerrett’s teaching and research focus on adolescents’ literacy practices, secondary English education, and transnationalism toward educational justice for diverse students. Her publications appear in leading educational journals such as the American Educational Research Journal and Reading Research Quarterly. Dr. Skerrett’s book, Teaching Transnational Youth: Literacy and Education in a Changing World (Teachers College Press 2015), is the first to examine the educational opportunities and challenges arising from increasing numbers of students living and attending school across different countries. Skerrett has received awards for her research and teaching including the Literacy Research Association’s Early Career Achievement Award and Edward B. Fry Book Award. She serves on several national and international journal editorial review boards and educational advisory boards including Scotland’s International Council of Education Advisors.

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