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Dr. Rebecca Linares Selected as Scholar of Color Transitioning into Academic Research Institutions (STAR) Fellow

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Dr. Rebecca Linares, Assistant Professor in the Teaching and Learning Department, recently attended the Literacy Research Association’s (LRA) Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida. There, she was celebrated for receiving the honor of being selected as one of eight Scholars of color Transitioning into Academic Research institutions (STAR) Fellows (Cohort Seven: 2018-2019).

The STAR program is a selective mentoring program for scholars of color who are beginning their careers as literacy researchers. The objects of the STAR program include instilling a strong professional stance within scholars of color; increase knowledge of the LRA’s rich history and traditions; continue its legacy of scholarship, leadership, and service; and increase the pool of viable scholars of color who have been mentored by LRA.

The STAR program is a 2-year cohort model for eight scholars of color in the first two years of a tenure-track literacy appointment who are then matched with senior scholars of color in our field.

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