profile My name is Chris K. Bacon, and I am a doctoral candidate in Language, Literacy, and Culture at the Boston College Lynch School of Education.

My qualitative and mixed-methods research revolves around bilingualism, literacy, and educational policy. I ground my work at the intersections of race, language, and dialect in educational spaces through critical pedagogies anti-racist curriculum.

As a former high school English teacher, K-12 Literacy Coach, and Peace Corps Volunteer, my commitment to educational justice stems from over a decade of work in urban, international, multilingual educational settings.

I currently teach undergraduate and graduate courses in bilingualism, literacy, and research methods.

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Bacon, C. K. (2018). “It’s Not Really My Job”: A Mixed Methods Framework for Language Ideologies, Monolingualism, and Teaching Emergent Bilingual Learners. Journal of Teacher Education. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022487118783188




JLR coverBacon, C. K. (2017). Multilanguage, Multipurpose: A literature review, synthesis, and framework for critical literacies in English language teaching.  Journal of Literacy Research 49(3), 424-453. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1086296X17718324




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