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Laura Ruth Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor


Research Interests

-The experiences and beliefs of Latina adolescent mothers

-Mentorship and school-based support programs for young mothers

-Youth civic engagement within minoritized communities

-Literacy learning within urban community contexts and out-of-school settings

-Community-based Qualitative Research

-Youth Participatory Action Research

Education:

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL  August 2005-May 2006

Rockefeller Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Latino and Latin American Studies

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Ph.D. Education, Language & Literacy, Society, & Culture  May 2005

M.A. Education, Advanced Reading and Language Leadership Program, Language, Literacy, & Culture  May 2000

Classes:

ETR525, Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education

ETR526, Advanced Technologies in Qualitative Research

ETR739x, Advanced Field Methods

ETR745, Interpretive Research

ETR746, Qualitative Interview Methods in Education

Recent Publications:

Johnson, L.R. (2017). Community-based qualitative research: Approaches for education and the social sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Johnson, L.R., Stribling, C., Almburg, A., & Vitale, G. (2015). “Turning the sugar”: Adult learning and cultural repertoires of practice in a Puerto Rican community. Adult Education Quarterly, 65(1), 3-18.

Flynn, J.E. Hunt, R, Johnson, L.R, & Wickman, S. (2014). Considering new paths for success: An examination of the research and methods on urban school-university partnerships, post-No Child Left Behind. International Journal of Educational Reform, 23(3), 191-206.

Rosario-Ramos, E.M. & Johnson, L.R. (2013). Communities as counter-storytelling (con)texts: The role of community-based educational institutions in the development of critical literacy and transformative action. In J.C. Zacher-Pandya & J.A. Avila (Eds.). Moving critical literacies forward: A new look at praxis across contexts. New York, NY: Routledge.

Johnson, L.R., & Rosario-Ramos, E.M. (2012). The role of educational institutions in the development of critical literacy and transformative action. Theory Into Practice, 51, 49-56.

Johnson, L.R. (2011). No hay nada tan mala … There is nothing so bad: Exploring resources and resilience across generations of Puerto Rican women. In D. Smith-Silva (Ed.) Latina/Chicana mothering. Toronto, ON: Demeter Press.

Johnson, L.R. (2009). Challenging best practices in family literacy and parent education programs: The development and enactment of mothering knowledge among Puerto Rican and Latina mothers in Chicago. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 40 (3), 257-276.

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Contact

(815) 753-5494
lrjohnson@niu.edu
Gabel Hall 204