Dr Bonny Norton

Professor & Distinguished University Scholar

Department of Language & Literacy Education
The University of British Columbia

bonny dot norton at ubc dot ca
website: http://www.educ.ubc.ca/faculty/norton/


Dr. Bonny Norton is Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia, Canada. Her primary research interests are identity and language learning, critical literacy, and international development. She is Research Advisor of the African Storybook Project (www.africanstorybook.org) and 2006 co-founder of the Africa Research Network on Applied Linguistics and Literacy (www.renafrica.org). She has published a 2013 2nd edition of "Identity and Language Learning" with Multilingual Matters, and is guest editor of a 2014 special issue of the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development on "Promoting multilingual literacy and social change in African communities". A 2015 model of identity and investment (w. Ron Darvin), published by the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, received the 2016 TESOL Distinguished Research Award. She has held honorary positions at Kings' College (University of London) and the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. In 2010, Bonny Norton was the inaugural recipient of the "Senior Research Leadership Award" by the Second Language Research SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and in 2012 she was inducted as an AERA Fellow. Her website can be found at: http://www.educ.ubc.ca/faculty/norton/ and a Wikipedia entry at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonny_Norton



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