Elizabeth L. Jaeger

     Elizabeth Jaeger (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2012) is an assistant 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 potentially oppressive 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 studies those who write for personal fulfillment. Elementary students who struggle academically participated in a spring 2017 study and data collection has begun in fall 2017 for a study of adults with major mental illness who are members of a writing group at a local psych-social service center. Dr. Jaeger teaches a range of courses, including writing methods for prospective teachers, language and literacy theory, qualitative research methods, and influential readings in language, reading, and culture. Her service focuses on immigrant oppression, particularly family detention facilities in south Texas.