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My name is Chris Chang-Bacon, and I am an assistant professor of education at the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development.

My research explores equity in multilingual and multicultural contexts. I explore the intersections of language, race, and policy in education.

As a former high school English teacher, K-12 Literacy Coach, and Peace Corps Volunteer, my scholarship stems from over a decade of work in urban, international, multilingual educational settings.


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Chang-Bacon, C. K. (2021). Idealized language ideologies: The “new bilingualism” meets the “old” educational inequities. Teachers College Record. 123(1). https://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentId=23558


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Bacon, C. K. (2020). “It’s Not Really My Job”: A Mixed Methods Framework for Language Ideologies, Monolingualism, and Teaching Emergent Bilingual Learners. Journal of Teacher Education. 71(2), 172–187. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022487118783188


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Bacon, C. K. (2017). Multilanguage, Multipurpose: A literature review, synthesis, and framework for critical literacies in English language teaching.  Journal of Literacy Research 49(3), 424-453. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1086296X17718324


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