Todd D. Destigter

    Email Address: tdestig@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: English
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 1902 UH M/C 162 Phone: 4131043
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    English Education; Literacy; Ethnography; Education of Latino Students. Essentially, I'm interested in the intersection of literacy education, politics, and culture. Most of my research involves working with high school students and teachers, observing what they do and why, and then analyzing these activities in terms of the political, cultural, and theoretical commitments they represent. My most current research projects involve AP Composition classes at Benito Juarez High School in Pilsen and an alternative high school housed in the Mexico Solidarity Network in Albany Park for Latino adult English language learners.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 2

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Basic acquaintance with library and ethnographic research; Interest in education and public policy

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Provide material and information regarding the histories of the communities in which we're conducting research. This will involve library research and may also require seeking out and interviewing community leaders and activists.

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