Dr. Skerrett is a professor in the Language and Literacy Studies program area and an affiliate faculty member in the Cultural Studies in Education program area. She is also Director of Teacher Education in the College of Education. Professor Skerrett also serves as Director and faculty advisor for the University of Texas Urban Teachers Secondary English Teacher Education Programs. Dr. Skerrett’s teaching and research focus on secondary English education in urban contexts, adolescent literacy practices in school and outside school contexts, transnational youths’ literacy practices and learning across transnational social and educational settings, and sociocultural influences on teaching and learning. She earned her Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction, Boston College, 2007.


Skerrett, A., Williamson, T. C.., Warrington, A., Salmeron, C. & Brady, R. B.. (2019). The intersections of identities and justice-oriented efforts of urban literacy educators. Literacy Research: Theory, Method and Practice, 68(1), 183–204.

Skerrett, A., Warrington, A. & Williamson, T. C.. (2018). Generative principles for professional learning for equity-oriented urban English teachers.. English Education, 50(2), 116–146.

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