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El Ashmawi, Yvonne

Clinical Assistant Professor

Program Chair for Graduate Teaching and Learning
  • 312.915.6336
  • Lewis Towers 1054, WTC
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Education
    • PhD, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

    Before becoming a professor, Dr. Yvonne El Ashmawi was a secondary English instructor for more than a decade.  She has also served as a teacher educator in several contexts both at home and abroad.  Her research focuses on learning from marginalized communities about their experiences in public schools, how they enact their own agency, and how schools can become spaces of support for all students.  She is also interested in employing testimonio as both research methodology and classroom pedagogy.  Her content area focus is middle and secondary English education from a social justice framework.  As clinical assistant professor at Loyola University’s School of Education, she teaches in Teaching, Learning, & Leading with Schools & Communities. 

    Specialty Area

    Secondary English teacher preparation; Critical Multicultural Education; Islamophobia in education; Chicana Feminist pedagogy

    Program Areas

    • Teaching, Learning, & Leading with Schools & Communities
    • Middle grades and secondary English education

    Courses Taught

    • TLSC 360: Developing Rigorous and Relevant Instruct & Assess: Teaching Performance Assessment Preparation

    Research Interests

    • English teacher preparation
    • Family involvement in secondary schools
    • Critical multicultural education
    • Islamophobia in education
    • Testimonio as methodology, epistemology, and pedagogy
    • Chicana feminist pedagogy

    Professional & Community Affiliations

    • National Council of Teachers of English
    • Mujeres Activas En Letras Y Cambio Social (MALCS)
    • The National Association for Multicultural Education