Faculty & Staff

Avary Carhill-Poza, PhD

Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts


Areas of Expertise

Adolescent Second Language Development, ESL/Bilingual Education, Classroom Interaction, Immigrant Youth, Mixed Methods Research Design


PhD, New York University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Research Interests

Dr. Carhill Poza’s research examines the ways peer groups and classroom contexts shape the language learning experiences and outcomes of emergent bilinguals in urban schools. Her current projects also look at how innovative policies and practices afford linguistically diverse adolescents opportunities to use their multilingual repertoires in learning academic English.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Carhill Poza’s teaching interests focus on multidisciplinary perspectives on second language development and education policies and practices for multilingual students. Her graduate courses are designed to foster critical inquiry about the role of sociocultural factors in language use and language learning, as well as reflexivity in teaching practice.

Classes Taught

APLING 605 Theories and Principles of Language Teaching

APLING 618 Teaching English as a Second Language: Methods and Approaches

APLING 633 Discourse Analysis

APLING 665 Immigration & Education

APLING 684 Global & Digital Pedagogy for Linguistically Diverse Students

APLING 698 Practicum

Social Media & Web
Academia.edu:  https://um-boston.academia.edu/AvaryCarhillPoza