Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
Sponsor: National University of Ireland Galway
Institution: University of New Hampshire
Judy Sharkey is the John & H. Irene Peters Professor of Education and Chair of the Education Department in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire. She is also core faculty in the Women’s & Gender Studies Department. She holds a Ph.D. in Language & Literacy Education with a concentration on Bilingual/Multicultural Education. Broadly speaking, her scholarship addresses some of the pressing challenges raised by the effects of globalization on public education while consistently working multiple dialectics: global-local; diversity-standardization; monolingual-multilingual; and, policy-practice. Within second language and literacy education, her research focuses on teacher/teacher educator learning and development in plurilingual, transmigrant and diaspora communities. democracies. As a Fulbright scholar she will be working with colleagues in the School of Education at National University of Ireland Galway. “Exploring Multilingualism with Educators in Ireland: Portraits and Possibilities,” is an integrated research and teaching project that promises to inform both Irish and US approaches to preparing teachers for multilingual communities.