Allison Skerrett

Allison Skerrett is a Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Teacher Education in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research examines literacy in the lives of young people from racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse and minoritized backgrounds. Prioritizing these populations, Skerrett’s work explores how youth use and develop multiple literacies for diverse purposes across various contexts of their lives, including for personal and academic development, play, and pleasure. Dr. Skerrett is a leader in the area of the literacy education of transnational students—students who live and learn across two or more nations—with a decisive contribution being her book, Teaching Transnational Youth: Literacy and Education in a Changing World. She serves in education research, assessment, and policy advisory roles to the US Government, Scotland, and regions in the Caribbean.