Carol Brochin, assistant Professor of Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Carol Brochin worked as a language arts and literacy teacher in her hometown Laredo, Texas located on the US/Mexico border. It was in this transnational, multilingual context that she cultivated her research and teaching interests in preparing teachers to develop pedagogical practices that affirm the literacy practices of diverse students across educational settings. Her research interests include teacher education and preparation, LGBTQ and bilingual literature for youth, and multimodal literacies. Her research has been supported by grants from the American Association of University Women, the Texas Education Agency, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Association for the Study of Higher Education/Lumina Foundation, and the National Council of Teachers of English. Prior to joining the College of Education, she was an Assistant Professor of Literacy and English Education at the University of Texas at El Paso where she also directed the West Texas Writing Project (2012-2014). She received her Ph.D. (2010) in Culture, Literacy and Language from the University of Texas at San Antonio.