Deborah Palmer

Deborah Palmer
Associate Professor
EECD: Education Equity & Cultural Diversity
303-492-7695

School of Education, Room 205
University of Colorado Boulder
249 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Deb Palmer is a qualitative researcher who draws on ethnographic methods and discourse analysis in diverse multilingual settings. Research interests include: bilingual education programs, policy and practice; two-way dual language immersion education; and teacher leadership/agency. In particular, Dr. Palmer examines issues of race and class in bilingual settings, and the impact of critical awareness of teachers on mitigating hegemonic discourses. She explores various ways to open equitable spaces/opportunities for learning for linguistically diverse children in school. She is interested in how bilingual children can be positioned or position themselves in academically powerful ways within a classroom.

Education

Ph.D., 2004, Education in Language, Literacy and Culture, University of California, Berkeley

M.A., 2000, Education in Language, Literacy and Culture, University of California, Berkeley

BCLAD (California Bilingual Supplement) 1995 

California Multiple Subject, K-12 Teaching Credential, 1992, Mills College, Oakland CA. (renewed to 2018)   

B.A., 1991, Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (Honors in Humanities)