Dr. Alice Lee

Dr. Alice Y. Lee is Assistant Professor of Critical Literacy in the School of Education at University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on the raciolinguistic life experiences of teachers, and how such experiences are embodied into pedagogy. She employs this lens to interrogate the continued maltreatment of Black Language speakers, particularly early childhood and elementary-aged children. She also applies her work toward teacher selection, recruitment, and education in efforts to diversify the teacher workforce. She received the More Just World Award from Literacy Research Association for her publication proposing a Black epistemological literacy education. Her work has been supported by the Spencer Foundation, published in Research in the Teaching of English, Language Arts, Literacy Research: Theory, Method, Practice, The Reading Teacher, Journal of Curriculum Studies Research, Literacy Today, Language Arts Journal of Michigan, and the inaugural chapter on critical race methodologies in literacy research in the third edition of Literacy Research Methodologies.