Monica Gonzalez Ybarra

Dr. González Ybarra is an Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy and Latina/Latino studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research examines the language, literacies, and knowledge production of Latinx youth and educators as they are situated within sociopolitical contexts. She focuses on how these practices intersect with social constructions of race, gender, class, sexuality, and citizenship status.   


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Supporting Multilingual Education in Illinois

In the Midwest, particularly in Illinois, there has been a growing Latino immigrant population, which has prompted the state to implement bilingual policies to support their educational needs. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s College of Education has created the Bilingual-Bicultural program to address these needs and promote an asset-based approach to teaching and learning within linguistically diverse communities.