Maris Thompson, PhD
Dr. Thompson is an associate professor of education in the School of Education at California State University, Chico. She received her PhD in the Language & Literacy, Society & Culture program in the Graduate School of Education at UC, Berkeley. Before her graduate work, Thompson taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in Oregon, California, and in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Her research interests focus on understanding the contexts of schooling for language minority youth in current and historical contexts as well as the role of narrative in identity making processes in home and school based contexts. Thompson teaches courses in the Single Subject Credential Program and the MA in Curriculum and Instruction Option. Recent publications include, Family Photographs as Traces of Americanization. In A. Thomson & A. Freund (Eds.), Image and memory: Oral history and photographs. New York: Palgrave McMillan, as well as a review of the book, Global perspectives on multilingualism: Unity in diversity by M. E. Torres-Guzmán & J. Gómez. New York: Teacher’s College Press.