Dr. Sarah A. Evans
Presidential Early Career Professor
Director, Children's and Young Adult Librarianship
Co-Director, Multiple Literacies Lab
Standing Committee Member, Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section, International Federation of Library Association and Institutions
I examine voluntary learning experiences that occur across time, in various settings, and within cultures. I seek to understand the narratives and experiences that forge a path to becoming. I work at the intersection of learning, literacies, and identities. My primary method is qualitative, examining learning contexts and learners from a sociocultural historical viewpoint.
There are three goals to my research. First, I seek to examine lesser-known learning pathways that can contribute to a richer theory of learning. Second, I want to identify and amplify voices previously marginalized in the social sciences. Third, I desire to disrupt normative narratives about success and knowledge in our society.
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