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Kristine M. Harrison

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Dr. Harrison has worked on this website since the summer of 2013. She is now an Associate Researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), a part-time language teacher, future assistant professor and current program builder for Deep Institute. She has also worked on a few language education projects after defending her doctoral work in November, 2015. In March and May of 2017 she co-organized the Spencer-funded conferences in Madison and Paris that addressed refugee and displaced children in host country schools (see here). Her doctoral research was a Language Education Policy analysis of Puerto Rico that included curriculum and teaching as policy; and the effect of imperialist education on indigenous people's culture, language, and identity. 

During her doctoral work, Kristine was studying the many questions that surround Native American educational and language history. She wanted to work on on educational strategies, including language policy, for language reclamation and revitalization, hopefully with a Wisconsin language group. She hoped to become the liaison between indigenous language preservation groups and the broader political, philosophical and pedagogical themes that are involved. 

Kristine Harrison has worked on issues related to linguistic human rights and multilingualism. She presented a related paper at the ELF5 (English as a Lingua Franca) conference in Istanbul, Turkey. She has also presented at the Semiotics Society conference in Toronto, the INEI about displaced children; and at the University of Puerto Rico. 

Her master’s thesis was about Education for All of UNESCO - global educational policies and reforms and their effect on culture, language and implications for literacy. Kristine has taught EFL, ESL, and K-12 (private schools) in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Morocco, and the Sultanate of Oman. She has also taught Spanish at the UW and in the Dominican Republic. She speaks Spanish after living in Spain, and getting her BA at the UW in Latin-American and Iberian Studies. She knows Italian and a little French, and studied some Ojibwe, an indigenous language of northern Wisconsin and Canada.

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