Director, Teaching & Learning Commons
ELAINE C. ALLARD is an Associate Professor of Educational Studies and, since Fall 2022, the inaugural director of the Teaching & Learning Commons at Swarthmore College. Her ethnographic research and teaching focus on immigrant and emergent bilingual education, including on the impact of undocumented status on students’ experiences in high school and college. A former Philadelphia high school ESL teacher, Elaine is committed to continuing to support immigrant students and their teachers through her teaching, service, and collaborative research.
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.A. University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Swarthmore College
Allard, E., Schlaker, R., & Phillips, K. (2023). Caring across linguistic difference: translanguaging pedagogies for low-overlap interactions, Language and Education, DOI: 10.1080/09500782.2023.2177514
Allard, E. & Mayorga, E. (2022). Sanctuary in policy and practice at Swarthmore College. In C. Barry, A. Rodriguez, & R. Ward (Eds.) The Road to Sanctuary: Building Power and Community in Philadelphia. Washington, DC: Lexington Books.
Allard, E., Apt, S., & Sacks, I. (2019). Language policy and practice in almost-bilingual classrooms, International Multilingual Research Journal, 13(2), 73-87.
Allard, E., Hamel Sellman, J., Torres, B., Schwarz, S., & Castillo, R. (2018). “A Promise to Support Us": Undocumented Experiences on a Sanctuary Campus, Special Issue, Latinx Education Policy and Resistance in the Trump Era, Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 12(3), 53-75.
Allard, E. (2017). Re-examining teacher translanguaging: An ecological perspective. Bilingual Research Journal, 40 (2), 116-130.
Allard, E. (2016). Latecomers: The sources and impacts of late arrival among adolescent immigrant students Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 47 (4), 366-384.
Allard, E. (2015). Undocumented status and schooling for newcomer teens. Harvard Educational Review, 85 (3), 478- 501.
EDUC 014: Pedagogy and Power: Introduction to Education
EDUC 053. Educating Emergent Bilinguals
EDUC 056. Teaching English as a Second Language
EDUC 065. Educational Research for Social Change: Qualitative Methods
EDUC 096/097/180: Thesis/ Honors Thesis
EDUC 153. Latinos and Education
EDUC 152. Immigration and Education