UMass Boston

Christine Leider

Applied Linguistics
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Bilingualism, Multilingual learners, Teacher beliefs, Teacher education, Duoethnography


PhD in Curriculum & Instruction from Boston College
MA in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College
BA in Psychology and Spanish from University of Portland

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Chris Leider is a former ESL teacher who has taught in Argentina and the United States. Her experiences growing up as a Filipina American and second generation immigration in southeast Alaska have largely shaped her pedagogical approaches and research perspectives. Chris is currently the Vice-President of MATSOL, the chair of the English Learner and Bilingual Advisory Council for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Associate Editor for the Journal of Multilingual Theory and Practice. She is active on Twitter (@cmleider). You can learn more about Dr. Leider and her work at: