The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) recognized current ISI Fellow Rebecca Lorimer Leonard with the Promising Researcher Award. The Award recognizes early scholarship that shows promise in influencing the direction of English Studies. Of Lorimer Leonard's work, the committee writes, "Dr. Leonard’s paper takes research in multilingual literacies to a new level by critiquing the romanticizing of 'literacies on the move' and suggesting that educators need to 'leverage' linguistic histories to 'better support multilingual writers' as they adjust dispositions toward language norms and build meta-awareness about their moves within and across languages. This is a much needed piece that addresses the needs of teacher educators—as well as researchers and practitioners in English education, literacy studies, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, and linguistic anthropology--all of whom will gain invaluable insight from Dr. Leonard’s critical analysis."
The announcement as well as a full list of past recipients can be found here.