Ph.D. Students

Sarah Mia Rapp
  • Title
    • Doctoral Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Education Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • McHenry Library, Education Department
  • Mail Stop Education Department

Summary of Expertise

Assistant Principal.  Elsie Allen High School and Piner High School, Santa Rosa, CA.  8/11-6/13.  


English, ELD, and AVID Teacher.  Elsie Allen High School, Santa Rosa, CA.  9/01-3/07.



Research Interests

Critical Literacy, New Literacy Studies, Language Learning, Experiential Learning, Qualitative Research Methods, Discourse and Multimodal Analysis

Honors, Awards and Grants

Milam-McGinty-Kaun Award for Excellence in Teaching, Education Department, UCSC, 17-18.

Emerging Scholar Award, 24th Annual Learner Conference, Honolulu, 7/17.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Education Department, UCSC, 15-16.

Regents Fellowship, UCSC, 14-15.


Selected Presentations

Paper Presentation, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Toronto.  “Reframing School Literacy as Communication with Real Audiences: Affordances for Linguistically Diverse Students.” April 8, 2019.


Paper Presentation, 24th Annual Learner Conference, Honolulu.  “Something You’ve Never Seen Before”: New Designs for Skateboards, Schooled Literacy, and Students’ Selves.  July 21, 2017.