Aleksandra Olszewska

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Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Henrik Wergelands hus 0313 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1102 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

linguistic justice; migration; teacher education for immigrant and bilingual students; bilingual education; multilingual identities and practices; language ideologies; humanizing research methods; narrative research; socially just pedagogies

Educational background

  • 2020. Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, ESOL/ Bilingual Education, School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, University of Florida, USA
  • 2013. M.A. Applied Linguistics, Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • 2013. Postgraduate Studies, Latin America in the Modern WorldCenter for Latin American Studies (CESLA), University of Warsaw, Poland
  • 2012. Postgraduate Studies, Cultural Diplomacy, Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2012. Erasmus Student Exchange, École de Traduction et Interprétation ISTI – Cooremans, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 2011. Bilateral Exchange Program (University of Warsaw award), Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, USA
  • 2010. B.A. Applied Linguistics, Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, Poland

Academic positions held

  • Research Assistant, in Project STELLAR (Supporting Teachers of English Language Learners Across Rural Settings) funded by US Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), Washington, DC. (P.I.: Maria R. Coady, Ph.D.), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • Research Assistant, Irving and Rose Fien Endowed Professorship (P.I.: Maria R. Coady, Ph.D.), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Selected awards

  • Fulbright Graduate Student Award 
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society International: World Fellowship 
  • Finalist of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Second Language Research Special Interest Group (SIG) Outstanding Dissertation Award (2020)
  • Early Career Scholar Speaker Award, International Symposium on Bilingualism ISB 13 (2021), University of Warsaw, Poland

Selected scientific events

Courses taught

  • TSL 4100 ESOL Curriculum, Methods & Assessment (Spring 2018), School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida 
  • TSL 4324 ESOL Strategies for the Content Area Teacher (Fall 2017), School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida 
Tags: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Linguistic justice, Justice, Migration, Refugee-background students, Identity, Multilingual ideologies and language policies, Translanguaging, Multilingual language practices, Polish, Second language, Workplace Studies, Narratives


Olszewska, A., Bondy, E., Hagler, N., & Kim, H. J. (2021, in press). A humanizing pedagogy of engagement: beliefs and practices of award-winning instructors at a U.S. university. Teaching in Higher Education: Critical Perspectives. 

Coady, M. R., Miller, D., Zeyuan, J., Heffington, D. V., Lopez, M. P. S., Olszewska, A., De Jong, E., & Ankeny, R. (2019). Can English language learner teacher effectiveness be observed?: Validation of an ELL-Modified Danielson Group Model. TESOL Quarterly.

Coady, M. R., Heffington, D. V., Lopez, M. P. S., & Olszewska, A. (2019). Can a short term study abroad impact teacher dispositions towards English learners? Special topics issue. S. Yang & B. Ates (Eds). International Journal of TESOL and Learning, 8(2), 51-70. 

Coady, M. R., & Olszewska, A. (2019). A review of Teacher leadership for social change in bilingual and bicultural education, by D. K. Palmer, Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. Kultura i Edukacja Journal, 2(124), 187-191.

Coady, M. R., Olszewska, A., & Lopez, M. P. S. (2018). Scholarly contributions to twenty-first century multilingualism. A review of Shifting lenses: Multilanguaging, decolonisation and education in the global south, edited by L. Makalela, Cape Town, The Center for Advanced Studies. International Journal of Multilingualism, 15(4), 472-474.

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