Elizabeth L. Jaeger

Elizabeth Jaeger (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2012) is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona. Dr. Jaeger’s scholarship includes two strands. She considers the role of a range of eco-system elements—from texts to tasks to peer relationships to macro-system factors of class, race, and gender—in the experience of students for whom the process of coming to literacy has not been easy. Second, Dr. Jaeger explores those who write for personal fulfillment. Recent studies involved elementary students in an after-school Writing Workshop and adults with major mental illness who are members of a writing group at a local psych-social service center. Upcoming research will examine the writing practices of incarcerated authors, including those currently in immigrant detention. Dr. Jaeger teaches a range of courses, including writing methods for preservice elementary teachers, language and literacy theory, qualitative research methods, dissertation proposal development, and the introductory seminar for newly enrolled doctoral students. Her service work focuses on human rights, particularly for those immigrants charged with illegal entry and tried in Operation Streamline court here in Tucson.