Matthew R. Deroo is Assistant Professor of Digital Literacies for Multilingual Students in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami. In his research, Matt seeks to learn with and from youth and their communities. His interdisciplinary research interests include the social and cultural contexts of immigrant and refugee youth, critical, digital media literacies, language education, and citizenship, civic engagement, and belonging. Matt earned his PhD in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education with a specialization in English Language Learner Education from Michigan State University in 2018. Prior to pursing his PhD, Matt lived in China for ten years where he was the program director for a one-year teaching fellowship program for recent college graduates. He has an MA in Intercultural Studies and is a Mandarin speaker.
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