Erin Lemrow

Contact Information

Lemrow Erin Lemrow
Academic Advisor, First Year of Studies
226 Coleman Morse Center


First Year of Studies


Indiana University, Bloomington


Ph.D.              Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (2014) 

Dissertation Title:  Créolization, Critical Pedagogy, and Cosmopolitanism:  Enacting 21st Century Student Identities and Learning from Experience in a College Skills Class

Committee:  Mitzi Lewison, Carmen Medina, MaryBeth Hines, Oana Païnaté (Indiana University), Gerald Campano (University of Pennsylvania), Frieda Ekotto (University of Michigan)


M.S.                Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (2008)


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


B.A.                Anthropology (1997)

                        Cultural Anthropology and Francophone Studies

                        Advisors:  Ruth Behar, Frieda Ekotto

Research interests

Créolization Theory, Cultural Studies, Critical Multiculturalism, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Socio-Cultural and Critical Literacy Studies, Multiraciality, Intersectionality, Afro-Latino & Caribbean Studies, Francophonie, Ethnography, Practitioner Inquiry, Qualitative Research Methodology, Language Education, Teacher Education, Bi- and Multilingual Education, Critical Pedagogy


2017    University of Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns Faculty Institute Selected Participant and Research Grant Awardee:  $250


2016  AERA (American Educational Research Association) Division G (Social

Contexts of Education) Early Career Scholars Mentorship Program: Selected

Participant: Washington, D.C.


2011-13  Harste Alternative Literacies Fellowship:  Awarded to a full-time

graduate student in the Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education,

who is interested in expanding the current notions of literacy beyond

what has been the mainstream focus of literacy education: Indiana University


2011   U.S. Department of Education, FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies

Fellowship): Haitian Créole, first alternate: Indiana University


2010-11  Ruth G. Strickland Memorial Fellowship:  Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education:  Indiana University               


2009-10  Isabel Craig Memorial Fellowship:  awarded to a full-time

graduate student in the Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education who

possesses a strong academic record with a focus on children’s or young adult literature in

any culture: Indiana University


2009-10  IU Associate Instructor Teaching Fellowship: (full fee remission, stipend,) Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, courses taught at the Student Academic Center: Indiana University


2003-05  IU Associate Instructor Teaching Fellowship: (full fee remission, stipend,)

Department of French and Italian, concentration French Literature, Indiana University,

Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University


2002-03  Teacher of the year, Finalist, Fort Pierce Central High School: Fort Pierce,


Select publications

Lemrow, E.M. (2015). Créolization and the New Cosmopolitanism: Examining 21st

Century Student Identities and Literacy Practices for Transcultural Understanding.  Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Routledge. [International Peer-reviewed journal]


Lemrow, E.M. (2017). The Fresh Eye/I:  Honoring Student Knowledge and Encouraging

            Student Engagement through Community and Campus Explorations with the Arts

(under review Equity & Excellence in Education) [Peer-reviewed journal]


Dr. Erin Moira Lemrow is currently a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professional Specialist who serves as an academic advisor in the College of the First Year of Studies at the University of Notre Dame.  She is also a concurrent teaching faculty member for the Institute for Latino Studies; Education, Schooling and Society; and Gender Studies and is a guest lecturer with the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures at Notre Dame.  Lemrow earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Literacy, Culture and Language Education from Indiana University, Bloomington.  She has taught courses on bi- and multilingual education; foreign language methodology; second language acquisition; French; psycho-sociolinguistics; and critical literacy and identity in language education.  

Lemrow earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with specializations in Anthropology and Francophone Studies.  Dr. Lemrow’s research interests include: the intersections of language, literacy and identity, multiraciality in higher education, and critical multiculturalism and multilingualism.  Dr. Lemrow has presented papers on these topics at the renowned Ethnography Forum in Education at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania and the Let’s Talk conference at the University of Notre Dame. In 2016, she was selected as a participant in the AERA’s (American Educational Research Association) Division G (Social Contexts of Education) Early Career Scholars Mentorship Program. Dr. Lemrow’s current research projects include an examination of first year students’ attitudes toward linguistic diversity through elective learning courses and cultivating cultural competency with first year students using e-Portfolio platforms.