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Sophia L. Ángeles

Sophia L. Ángeles

Assistant Professor of Education

Professional Bio

Sophia L. Ángeles is an Assistant Professor of Multilingual Education for the College of Education at Penn State University. She earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Stemming from her experiences as a former educator working in multilingual and immigrant communities, Dr. Ángeles’ interrogates how and why language programs are designed in ways that translate into differential access to college and career readiness opportunities for high school newcomer youth. Her scholarship also accounts for how newcomer youth’s educational trajectories are shaped by immigration policies and their identities as minoritized youth. Dr. Ángeles’ was the recipient of the 2021 Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and the 2022 AERA Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research SIG Best Article Award.

Research Interests

immigrant youth, Latinx youth, culturally and linguistically diverse learners, multilingual learners, college access