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Sandro Barros

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
 118A Erickson
 517-353-9150
Sandro Barros’s research interests focus on broad issues connected with multilingual development, culture, and language politics in K-16 curricula. He is interested in how the study of languages other than English (LOTE) shapes the public’s perception of citizenship and belonging within the context of the nation-state. He analyzes the connections between ideologies of language learning and how they support truth regimes that influence multilingual pedagogy discourse. Barros asks: How do intellectuals and policymakers exercise their institutional power to influence public thought in the name of the common good? How do second language pedagogy discourses reinforce monolingual ideologies and how do they assist us in cultivating linguistic diversity?