University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Department of Second Language Studies
Honolulu, HI 96822


phone:  (808) 221-8422

Kathryn A. Davis’ research interests include exploration of language and identity, transnational linguistic flows, new literacies/multi-media technology, and community, school, and university collaborations.  Her recent publications cover a range of research topics and methodologies as well as participatory approaches to language policy and planning (LPP), namely Critical Qualitative Research in Second Language Studies:  Agency and Advocacy (2011); Language Identities, Ideologies, and Policy Relevance (2009); and Agentive Youth Research:  Towards Individual, Collective, and Policy Transformations (2009). She has worked on LPP efforts with university scholars, teachers, students, and community members in Luxembourg, Delaware, Japan, Samoa, China, and Mexico while continuing to explore LPP issues on the ground in Hawai`i and through collaborative publications and colloquia/workshops across the U.S. and transnationally.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Language Policy and Planning
  • Ethnography and Critical Qualitative Research
  • Language and Identity
  • New Literacies
  • Second Language Teacher Education

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