Amanda Kibler

Associate Professor
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Dr. Kibler’s research focuses on the language and literacy development of multilingual children and adolescents from immigrant backgrounds, and she uses ethnographic, longitudinal, qualitative, discourse-analytic, and mixed-methods approaches to investigate issues related to literacy and classroom interaction, among other topics. Recent and current research projects include an eight-year longitudinal study of bilingual writers across adolescence and early adulthood, an ethnographic exploration of the home language and literacy practices of Spanish-speaking preschoolers from immigrant families, and a mixed-methods study of teacher and peer interaction and social networks in linguistically diverse middle school classrooms.


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Amanda Kibler is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Oregon State University. Her scholarship focuses on better understanding the language and literacy development of multilingual children and adolescents from immigrant backgrounds and using these insights to support educators in providing more equitable and learning opportunities for all students. This work has been funded by both the Spencer Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation and has been published or is in press at Applied Linguistics, Language Learning, The International Multilingual Research Journal, The Modern Language Journal, TESOL Quarterly, and Teachers College Record, among other journals. Her book, Longitudinal Interactional Histories: Bilingual and Biliterate Journeys of Mexican Immigrant-origin Youth, is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Press. Dr. Kibler is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Second Language Writing and has served as the Chair of the AERA Second Language Research Special Interest Group (2015-2017), a member of the TESOL International Association’s Research Committee (2013-2017), and a member of the American Association for Applied Linguistics’ Dissertation Award Committee (2018-present). She recently received the Award for Best Article of the 2017 Publishing Year from the Journal of Second Language Writing and the AERA Second Language Research SIG Mid-Career Award (2018).