Randy Bell is Assistant Professor of Bilingual/ESL Education in the School of Education at UNT Dallas. A National Board certified, former bilingual elementary school teacher, Randy’s research considers bilingualism in education broadly, with specific attention to how teachers’ and students’ languaging practices intersect within colonizing, racial, class and gender subjectivities. Randy’s research also focuses on linguistically and culturally sustaining, community-based, educational initiatives and partnerships with public schooling.
Randy recently co-authored the article No había bilingual education: Narratives of negotiation, educación, y sacrificios from south Texas escuelitas, which appears in the Journal of Latinos and Education, and is currently collaborating on an article on biliteracy in the escuelitas of south Texas. He also has two upcoming publications focusing on decolonizing disruptions of educational leadership and curriculum.
Randy teachers courses on Multiculturalism, Bilingual Education and approaches to theorizing and teaching English as a second language (ESL).