Dr. Erica Saldívar García is Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual, and Foreign Language Education in the Multilingual Multicultural Studies (MMS) program in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Her areas of research include the bilingualism and biliteracy of multilingual youth, raciolinguistic and literacy ideologies, and language education policy. Her work explores the concept of proficiency as applied to bilingual Latinx students in world and heritage language courses. Dr. Saldívar García's dissertation, Racioliteracies: Race and Subjectivity in the Teaching of Spanish to Bilingual Latinx Students, was recently awarded the American Education Research Association Bilingual Education Research Special Interest Group's 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award (1st Place).
Dr. Saldívar García has worked with language educators in various leadership roles to develop world language and bilingual programming for multilingual students in Camden, New Jersey. She is currently working with the Center for Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL), where she studies the role of standards reform in the education of students who are labeled English Learners.