Alain Bengochea is an expert in emergent bilingualism, early and middle childhood literacy, and translanguaging. His research explores the ways in which young, emergent bilingual learners' (i.e., ELLs) language and literacy development are supported across home, community, and school contexts.
Bengochea's research integrates diverse epistemologies, paradigms, and methodologies, in order to empower minority learners facing ideological barriers and contradictions around bilingualism that may exist at the community and school levels. As an assistant professor of English language learning at UNLV, Bengochea helps pre-K through 12th grade teacher educators create culturally and linguistically responsive learning contexts for emergent bilingual learners.
His research has appeared in numerous publications including, the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism and Linguistics and Education.
- B.A., French & Political Science, University of Florida
- M.S.Ed. in Childhood Bilingual Education, Fordham University
- Ph.D. in Language & Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings, University of Miami