Kongji QinNational Advisory Board Member
Assistant Professor of Language Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Dr. Kongji Qin is an Assistant Professor of Language Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. As a transnational scholar trained in both China and the United States, Dr. Qin’s research centers on understanding and addressing inequality in and through language and literacy education of immigrant youth in U.S. schools. Drawing on critical race theories, gender studies, poststructuralist theories, postcolonial theories, and discourse analysis, his research is driven by questions that lie at the axes of immigration, language, pedagogy, identity, and justice. His work features three interconnected research programs: understanding the relationship between immigrant adolescents’ negotiation of racialized masculinities and language learning, preparing linguistically responsive content teachers for immigrant students, and addressing educational inequality through antiracist pedagogies and critical participatory action research (PAR) with immigrant youth.
Dr. Qin is currently leading the Immigration Literacy & Dignity Project, supported by the NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. In this critical PAR project, he collaborates with both teachers and immigrant youth to explore how an intergenerational research collective of educators, students, activists and university-based researchers can support immigrant youth to engage in critical inquiry and linguistic activism to counteract xenophobia and racism.