Dr Emilee Moore De Luca
Emilee is a postdoctoral researcher in the Beatriu de Pinós program (Generalitat de Catalunya), affiliated with the Leeds TLang team. She studies meaning-making practices in multilingual and multicultural educational contexts from a perspective integrating linguistic anthropology, interactional sociolinguistics, ethnomethodology and sociocultural learning theories. Emilee has participated in several large Spanish and European R+D projects, and a number of smaller teaching innovation and socio-educational projects. Her current research relates to translanguaging in Youth Spoken Word (YSW) poetry and after-school educational programs. Before coming to Leeds she was a university lecturer in Barcelona for about 5 years, where she helped develop teachers for multilingual preschools, primary and secondary schools, and for multilingual tertiary education.