Ghiso, Maria P. (mpg2134)

Ghiso, María Paula

Professor of Literacy Education
Department Chair

Office Location:

306D Zankel

Educational Background

Ed.D. Reading/Writing/Literacy, University of Pennsylvania

M.A. Early Childhood and Elementary Education with a Bilingual Specialization, New York University School of Education

B.A. Latin American Studies, New York University

Scholarly Interests

literacy in multilingual and transnational contexts; early literacy; children's literature; participatory and community-based methodologies

Selected Publications

Partnering with immigrant communities: Action through Literacy, published by Teachers College Press (2017), co-authored with Gerald Campano and Bethany Welch.This publication was recognized with the 2017 Edward Fry Book Award from the Literacy Research Association and the 2018 David H. Russell Award from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Ghiso, M.P., Campano, G., Thakurta, A., & Vazquez Ponce, O. (2022). Community-based research with immigrant families: Sustaining an intellectual commons of care, resistance, and solidarity in an urban intensive context. Urban Education [online first]

Campano, G., Ghiso, M.P., & Thakurta, A. (2022). Community-based partnerships: Fostering epistemic rights through improvement focused research. In D. Peurach & Datnow, A. (Eds.), Foundational Handbook on Improvement-Focused Educational Research (pp. 189-210). Rowan & Littlefield.

Ghiso, M.P., Campano, G., Schwab, E., & Asaah, G., & Rusoja, A. (2019). Mentoring in research-practice partnerships: Toward democratizing expertise. AERA Open, 5(4), 1-12.

Ghiso, M. P. , Martínez-Álvarez, P., Clayton, E., Álvarez, F., & Gutierrez, M. (2019). Critical inquiry in the literacy curriculum: The Community as a transnational resource. Language Arts, 97(2), 97-104.

Ghiso, M.P. (2016). The Laundromat as the transnational local: Young children’s literacies of interdependence. Teachers College Record, 118(1), 1-46. This article received the 2017 Arthur Applebee Award for Excellence in Research on Literacy from the Literacy Research Association.

Ghiso, M.P. (2015). Arguing from experience: Young children’s embodied knowledge and writing as inquiry. Journal of Literacy Research,47(2), 186-215.  

Campano, G., Ghiso, M.P., & Welch, B. (2015). Ethical and professional norms in community-based research. Harvard Educational Review, 85(1), 29-49.

Martínez-Álvarez, P. & Ghiso, M.P. (2017). On languaging and communities: Latino/a emergent bilinguals’ expansive learning and critical inquiries into global childhoods. International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, 20(6), 667-687.

Ghiso, M. P., & Campano, G. (2013). Coloniality in education: Negotiating discourses of immigration in schools and communities through border thinking. Equity and Excellence in Education, 46(2), 252-269.

Campano, G. & Ghiso, M. P. (2011). Immigrant students as cosmopolitan intellectuals. In S. Wolf, K. Coates, P. Enciso, & C. Jenkins (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Children’s and Young Adult Literature (pp. 164-176). New York, NY: Routledge.

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