Monica Shank Lauwo



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.


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