Kim Buescher received recognition as one of two finalists for the 2017 American Association for Applied Linguistics Dissertation Award at the organization’s annual conference in Portland, Oregon.
Her dissertation, directed by Jim Lantolf, is entitled: Developing narrative literacy in a second language through concept-based instruction and a division-of-labor pedagogy. Kim is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
The Dissertation Award acknowledges a dissertation that demonstrates research excellence, transcends narrow disciplinary fields, and has broad impact on and implications for the field of applied linguistics as a whole. Dissertations must have been completed during the previous two years.