Char Ullman

Char Ullman
University of Texas at El Paso | UTEP · Teaching, Learning, and Culture

Ph.D. in Educational Anthropology

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August 2005 - present
University of Texas at El Paso
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Scholarship on translanguaging and related concepts has challenged traditional assumptions about how people use their multiple languages, urging us to move “beyond named languages” urging us to move beyond the boundaries of named linguistic codes and toward conceptualizations of multilingual language use as flexible use of a speaker’s whole linguis...
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Given the harsh environment for Mexican migrants in the US state of Arizona, migrants must think carefully about instantiating their identities in White public space through clothing, bodily movements, and language. This article explores the ways some unauthorized Mexican migrants in Arizona perform belonging to the USA by performing Chicano. Perfo...
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This article explores the ways in which neoliberal discourses of individual freedom and choice come to typify Mexican migrants’ talk about what it means to be living in the USA and about themselves as learners of English. Interviews with migrants about the English language program Inglés Sin Barreras [English without Barriers] provide the context f...
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What are some of the ways in which neoliberalism is impacting the practice and experience of education? People worldwide are being forced to negotiate their identities for survival in a globalized world. How are ideologies of national identity and belonging negotiated in educational contexts across the globe? In what ways are teachers and their cur...
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This article explores the ways in which Mexican transmigrants in the USA discursively construct national identities in relation to the mediated message of a television advertisement for an English-language self-study program marketed to Spanish speakers, called Ingles Sin Barreras. Using narrative analysis of the advertisement and critical discours...
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Do teacher candidates who identify as White and European American think about issues of difference in ways that vary distinctly from teacher candidates who identify as Latina/o or Hispanic? In this article, we engage with the literature on culturally relevant teaching that suggests teacher candidates of color are more likely to have some of the cha...
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Inglés Sin Barreras is an English-language program that is highly advertised on Spanish-language television in the United States, to the point that it has become a pop-culture phenomenon. In this article, I argue that few people actually use it to learn English, but instead consume it as a symbol of national belonging. This article puts ideologies...
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Adult education ESOL teachers usually know a lot about learners' lives inside the classroom, but they are less aware of learners' lives outside that space. This article focuses on learner talk about Inglés Sin Barreras, a heavily advertised English-language program for Spanish-speakers who want to learn English. I analyzed learner talk along with d...

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