Associate Professor Carolyn McKinney

Carolyn McKinney is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Cape Town.

She teaches courses and conducts research on language and literacy teaching and learning in multilingual contexts. Her research is framed by a view of language and literacy as social practices. She researches the relationships between language, literacy and power in educational contexts of deep social inequality.

She has published on language ideologies in schooling and language in education policy; relationships between ‘race’ and language; classroom discourse and power relations; critical literacy; identity, subjectivity and learning and translanguaging for learning.