Ana Christina da Silva
Director of Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies, Learning, Teaching, and Diversity
Professor of the Practice of Elective Learning
Vanderbilt Department of Teaching and Learning
Professor da Silva’s research centers at the learning ecologies of linguistically/culturally diverse students; family and community resources in diverse urban in- and out-of-school contexts; and partnerships between family, community, school, and university that support the literacy learning of linguistically diverse learners and emphasize educational opportunity and equity. She has taught in public schools in Brazil and the United States and has worked with researchers in Chile, Brazil, and Mexico on implementing ecological models of community development.