Monica Shank Lauwo

PhD

Biography

Monica is a PhD student in Language and Literacy Education. She is the founder and director of Cheche Community Library, a multilingual learning centre in Northern Tanzania embracing learners’ linguistic and cultural resources as the foundations of learning and knowledge production. She has extensive experience as a teacher educator, consultant, musician, and educator at primary, secondary and university levels in East Africa.

Research

1. Multilingual education, 2. Translanguaging, 3. Tanzania, 4. Identity politics, 5. Critical literacies, 6. Multimodality