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MARCH 10, 2021
BER SIG SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 

It is with great pleasure that the BER SIG leadership team, in collaboration with the BER SIG awards committees, announce the following 2020-2021 AWARDEES. 


Congratulations to all of the winners.
We will be providing additional information on all of the awardees in the 2021 BER SIG Preconference Newsletter (available March 26, 2021).

 
2021 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Dr. Jeff MacSwan, Ph.D.
Professor, Applied Linguistics and Language Education, University of Maryland
 
2021 EARLY CAREER SCHOLAR AWARD
Dr. Blanca Caldas Chumbes, Ph.D.,
University of Minnesota

 
Dr. Jaime L. Schissel, Ph.D.,
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2021 OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARDS
2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award – First Place
Dr. Bingjie Zheng, University of Wisconsin Madison
Title:  Appropriating and Legitimating Chinese-English Dual Language Learning: A Multisite Ethnographic Study of Language Policy, Repertoires, and Socialization. Degree granting institution:  University of Wisconsin Madison. Committee:  Drs. Maggie Hawkins (chair), Stacy Lee, Junko Mori, and Diego Román.
 
 
2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award – Second Place
Dr. Zhongfeng Tian
, University of Texas San Antonio

Title:  Translanguaging Design in a Mandarin/English Dual Language Bilingual Education Program: A Researcher-Teacher Collaboration. Degree granting institution:  Boston College. Committee:  Drs. Patrick Proctor (chair), Maria Estela Brisk, Patrick McQuillan, and Sunny Man Chu Lau.
 
 
2021 Outstanding Dissertation Award – Third Place
Dr. Rosalyn Harvey-Torres, Georgia State University

Title:  Reimagining the Writer's Workshop: Biliteracy, Agency, and Early Childhood.  Degree granting institution: University of Texas at Austin. Committee:  Drs. Jo Worthy and Deborah Palmer (co-chairs), Claudia Cervantes-Soon, Tracey Flores, and Allison Skerrett.
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