Ghiso, Maria P. (mpg2134)

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Ghiso, Maria
Associate Professor of Literacy Education
Curriculum & Teaching

306D Zankel

Educational Background

040505-2 Ed.D. Reading/Writing/Literacy, University of Pennsylvania

040505-2 M.A. Early Childhood and Elementary Education with a Bilingual Specialization, New York University School of Education

040505-2 B.A. Latin American Studies, New York University

Stuyvesant High School

Scholarly Interests

Young children's writing; critical literacies; multilingualism and immigrant identities; children's literature; university-school partnerships.

Selected Publications

Ghiso, M. P., Martínez-Álvarez, P., & Dernikos, B. (2014).  Writing from and with community knowledge: First grade emergent bilinguals’ engagement with technology-integrated curricula. In K. Pytash & R. Ferdig (Eds.), Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction (pp. 169-185). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Ghiso, M. P. (2013). “Every language is special”: Promoting dual language learning in multicultural elementary school contexts. Young Children, 68(1), 22-27.

Campano, G. Ghiso, M. P. & Sánchez, L. (2013). “Nobody one knows the…amount of a person”: Elementary students critiquing dehumanization through organic critical literacies. Research in the Teaching of English, 48(1), 97-124.

Ghiso, M. P. & Low, D. (2013). Students surfacing micronarratives of immigration through multimodal literacies. Literacy, 47(1), 26-34. Prepublished November 26, 2012, DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-4369.2012.00678.x.

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.

Ghiso, M. P. (2013). Playing with/through non-fiction texts: Young children authoring their relationships with history. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 13(1), 26-51. Prepublished December 28, 2011, DOI: 10.1177/1468798411430093.

Ghiso, M. P., Campano, G., & Hall, T. (2012).  Braided histories and experiences in literature for children and adolescents. Journal of Children’s Literature, 38(2), 14-22.

Martínez-Álvarez, P. & Ghiso, M. P. (2012). Creative literacies and learning with Latino emergent bilinguals. LEARNing Landscapes, 6(1), 273-296.

Ghiso, M. P. (2011).  “Writing that matters”: Collaborative inquiry and authoring practices in a first grade class.  Language Arts, 88(5), 346-355.

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.

Guest editor (with T. Spencer). (2011). Early literacy in contested spaces, Special Issue for Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 12(4).


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