Nicole Siffrinn, Ph.D.

Nicole Siffrinn
Assistant Teaching Professor of Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Olmsted, W331
777 W Harrisburg Pk
Middletown, PA 17057

Nicole Siffrinn holds a PhD in Language and Literacy Education from the University of Georgia where she also earned an Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies Graduate Certificate. Her teaching and research focus on adolescent literacy, linguistic approaches to disciplinary instruction, and writing as inquiry. Drawing from poststructural and post-qualitative theories, Dr. Siffrinn explores the micropolitics of youth and practitioner-led literacy research in and out of school contexts. In particular, her work aims to create space with and for teachers and young people whose ways of knowing, doing, and being have been systemically minoritized. Dr. Siffrinn is especially interested in how participatory meaning making with youth can support a persistent critique and rebuilding of what counts as language and literacy in schools and what counts as research in the broader field of education.

  • Adolescent literacy
  • Disciplinary language and literacy
  • Writing as inquiry
  • Posthumanist and new materialist philosophies
  • Post-qualitative applied linguistics
  • Youth participatory action research
  • Teacher education and professional development

Ph.D., Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia
M.A., Linguistics, University of Georgia
B.A., English/Secondary Education, Bloomsburg University