Bronwyn Williams, English, Awarded Research Fulbright

English professor Bronwyn Williams has been awarded a research Fulbright for Spring 2013 at the University of Sheffield in Britain.

Professor Williams will be working with the University of Sheffield's Centre for New Literacies on research in secondary schools in Sheffield that are in economically depressed areas. These schools have been identified as having students who are struggling with literacy skills. The research will focus on creating connections between students’ literacy practices outside of school, including digital media and popular culture, and their work in the classroom. In addition, Professor Williams will be guest lecturing in Literacy Education courses at the university.