Mari Haneda holds a Ph.D. in second language education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. After working as an SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE), she spent seven years as a faculty member in the Foreign/Second Language Program at Ohio State University and is currently an associate professor of World Languages Education and Applied Linguistics at Penn State.
As an applied linguist and qualitative researcher, Mari’s research is centered on the educational experiences of immigrant students, particularly in multicultural and multilingual school settings. Her research has focused on how linguistically and culturally diverse English-learner (EL) students experience language socialization at the intersection of the enacted curriculum and the macro-sociopolitical milieu they are a part of. Adopting socio-critical perspectives on educational practices, she researches dialogic learning and teaching in various instructional settings, second-language and literacy development, and the professional development of those who teach ELs, both mainstream and ESL teachers. She is also interested in methodological issues concerning multi-layered, contextually sensitive discourse analysis that allows close attention to micro-, mezzo-, and macro-level interactional practices.