Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual, and Foreign Language Education
Kongji Qin is Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual, and Foreign Language Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at NYU Steinhardt. A former language educator and teacher educator in China, he earned his doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education with a focus on language and literacy education from Michigan State University in 2016, where he also worked in Department of Teacher Education as instructor in the TESOL Endorsement Program, the Foreign Language Program, and the Global Educators Cohort Program.
Kongji's research centers on the language and literacy education of emergent bilingual students in K-12 classrooms. One integral aspect of his work focuses on understanding the relationship between identities, masculinities, and second language learning. His other research areas of interest include discourse analysis, language teacher education, teacher knowledge, integration of content and language instruction, and the development of language knowledge for subject area teachers of multilingual learners.