Current Research

Patel Stevens’ research agenda focuses on the intersection of three conceptual and material frameworks: literacy, youth, and globalization. Through various sites, approaches, and methodologies, she explores how young people navigate their subjectivities and cultural identities through language and literacy practices. Within this focus, pertinent questions include: what does it mean to be literate, what does it mean to be an adolescent in different geographic and institutional spaces, and how do shifting patterns of globalization (Suarez-Orozco, 2001) affect the lives of young people?

 

 

 

What does it mean to be literate?

What does it mean to be an adolescent in different geographic and institutional spaces?

How do contemporary patterns of globalization affect the lives of young people?