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Professor Marjorie Elaine Faulstich Orellana

Marjorie Elaine Faulstich

Professor, School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA; Associate Vice Provost, International Institute, UCLA, United States



Marjorie Faulstich Orellana is Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, where she also serves as the Associate Vice Provost of the International Institute. Her research centers on the experiences of immigrant youth in urban schools and communities, including as language and cultural brokers for their families. She is the author of three books and an edited volume, and has published in an interdisciplinary array of journals including American Anthropologist, Harvard Educational Review, Social Problems, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Reading Research Quarterly, and Linguistics in Education. She was a bilingual classroom teacher in Los Angeles from 1983-1995.



Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich. (2009). Translating Childhoods: Immigrant Youth and Cultures New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich. (2016). Immigrant Children in Transcultural Spaces: Language, Learning and Love. New York: Routledge.

Orellana, Marjorie Elaine Faulstich. (2019). Mindful Ethnography: Mind, Heart, and Activity for Transformative Social Research. New York: Routledge.

García-Sánchez, Inmaculada and Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich. (2019). Language and Cultural Processes in Communities and Schools: Bridging Learning for Students from Non-Dominant Groups. New York: Routledge.


Immigrant children, language, literacy, everyday learning, ethnography, education
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