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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Columbia University
Doctoral Student Profiles > Melissa Marinari

Melissa Marinari

TC Degree, Program & Specialization: Ph.D., CIE/Anthropology     

Geographical Focus: USA

Advisor: Lesley Bartlett

Previous graduate school experience: M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College

Research and scholarly interests: I have several scholarly interests including the relationship between culture and language, language teaching and language ideology in the USA, and theories of race/ethnicity in relation to education. My dissertation proposes to address the relationship between the teaching of language and the teaching of culture in New York City public schools. I am also a high-school teacher of Spanish with a special interest in Spanish-speaking populations within the United States. 

Recent Publication: "Racial Formation and Success among Korean High School Students." Urban Review 37: 5