Dr James S. Chisholm

James is a visiting scholar with the MOSAIC Group for Research on Multilingualism and the Department of Education and Social Justice at the University of Birmingham (January-April, 2020) and an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville (Kentucky, USA). His research on adolescents’ literacies examines issues of multimodality, agency, identity, and power during dialogic discussions of language and literature and arts-integrated inquiry. 

Research within the School of Education

Dr Chisholm is collaborating with Dr Elizabeth Chilton to examine multimodal representations of identities and language in a project called Language Portraits. Drs Chilton and Chisholm are also coauthoring a grant proposal to support future transnational research at the intersections of languages, identities, and literacies.   

Professional experience

Dr Chisholm’s work has been published in journals such as Research in the Teaching of English, Journal of Literacy Research, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, L1: Educational Studies in Language and Literature, English Teaching: Practice & Critique, and the International Journal of Education and the Arts. His current writing and research projects include collaborative studies of sociocultural and sociopolitical discourses in the teaching of writing, critical literacies and engagement with the arts, English language arts teacher agency, and language brokering practices in a student-led bilingual mentoring program. At the University of Louisville, he regularly teaches courses on discourse analysis, literacy research and theory, adolescent literature, and methods for teaching English.

Contact details

Email: james.chisholm@louisville.edu