Angel Lin

Canada Research Chair in Plurilingual & Intercultural Education
Academic Coordinator, PhD in Languages, Cultures and Literacies
Faculty of Education


Dr. Angel M. Y. Lin received her PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada in 1996. She has since led a productive teaching and research career in the areas of classroom discourse analysis, sociocultural theories of language education, bilingual and plurilingual education, academic literacies, youth cultural and media studies, critical discourse analysis, and language-in-education policy and practice in postcolonial contexts.

With a rigorous training in critical sociolinguistics, educational linguistics, urban and school ethnography, as well as cognitive psychology of literacy development and second language learning, she works on developing interdisciplinary approaches to second/foreign/additional language education through drawing on cultural studies, new literacies studies, and language and identity research.   

Research Interests

Dr. Lin's current research interests include: translanguaging and trans-semiotizing; languages, cultures and literacies across the curriculum; content and language integrated learning (CLIL), languages and literacies in science and mathematics education, and social semiotics in plurilingual education contexts.



This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.