Bio


Karla Lomeli is a Doctoral candidate in Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) the newest program in SHIPS. Her research interests involve studying the intersection between race and language and its implications on language acquisition and literacy development as it relates to Latina/o students and their academic achievement. Prior to Stanford, she was an English Language Teacher for nine years in East Side San Jose and one year in East Side Salinas. She earned a Masters in Teacher Education and has experience in Instructional coaching, Curriculum, and Professional development and more recently earned a second Masters in Sociology at Stanford University.

Karla is committed to collaborating with teachers, schools, and communities to improve literacy instruction experienced by linguistically and culturally diverse students, particularly immigrant-origin Latinx students. Karla specializes in examining educational access and equity issues for immigrant-origin Latina/o students particularly in relation to the teaching of reading and writing of linguistically diverse youth in K-12 settings.

Karla was born in El Salvador and immigrated to San Jose, CA when she was six years old. Her first-hand experience as an English Language Learner and emergent bilingual has shaped her teaching and scholarship. Karla resides in San Jose with her husband and two children.

All Publications


  • NURTURING DISCURSIVE STRENGTHS Efforts to Improve the Teaching of Reading and Writing in a Latino Charter School ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS RESEARCH AND TEACHING: REVISITING AND EXTENDING ARTHUR APPLEBEE'S CONTRIBUTIONS Valdes, G., Lomeli, K., Taube, J., Teachers Latino Coll Preparatory, Durst, R. K., Newell, G. E., Marshall, J. D. 2017: 107–22