Alisha Nguyen Nguyen is Clinical Assistant Professor and Residency Director in the Inclusive Childhood Education program. Her Ph.D. is in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Critical Perspectives on Schooling: Race, Class, Gender, & Disability from the Lynch School of Education & Human Development at Boston College. She is also a 2020 Rennebohm Fellow affiliated with the Center of Human Rights & International Justice at Boston College.
Alisha Nguyen's areas of expertise include anti-bias/anti-racist education, bilingual education, language & literacy development, and family engagement. Her scholarship mostly focuses on the intersectionality of language, power, race, class, and gender across educational settings and aims to foster racial, gender, and linguistic justice. Alisha Nguyen is particularly interested in conducting participatory action research with diverse families and communities. She has been working closely with immigrant families, grassroots and community-based organizations, and school districts to advocate for anti-bias education and equitable family engagement.
Alisha Nguyen's research projects have been recognized and funded by multiple organizations. She is the recipient of the Elva Knight Research Grant and Award (International Literacy Association), the Peter K. New Award (Society for Applied Anthropology), the Equity Grant (American Educational Research Association, Division C - Teaching and Learning) and the Anti-Racist Seed Grant (American Educational Research Association, Division K - Teaching and Teacher Education). Her works are published in Early Childhood Education Journal, NEOS - A Publication of the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group, and Literacy Today.