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Skidmore College
Education Studies

Jessica Somerville BraunJessica Somerville-Braun

assistant professor for Education Studies

Office: Palamountain Hall 218
Telephone: (518) 580-5472


  • Ph.D., Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University 


  • Bilingual/Biliteracy Education 
  • Culturally & Linguistically Sustaining Pedagogies in Literacy Education 
  • Elementary Civic Education 
  • Immigration & Schooling 


  • ED 231 Children’s Literature 
  • ED 233 Emergent Literacy  


  • Somerville, J., & Faltis, C. (2019). Dual languaging as strategy and translanguaging as tactic in two-way dual language programs. Theory into Practice, 58(2), 164–175.  
  • Gallo, S., Link, H., & Somerville, J. (2019). The Politicized funds of knowledge of children from mixed-status families: Connections to civic education in elementary schools. In M. F. Orellana & I. M. García Sánchez (Eds.), Language and Cultural Practices in Communities and Schools: Bridging Learning for Students from Non-Dominant Groups. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Somerville, J. (2017, December 6). Review of the book Talking About Global Migration: Implications for Language Teaching by T. Catalano]. Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 16(6), 430–432. 
  • Somerville, J. (2017, February 16). Review of the book Leadership for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Schools by M. Scanlan & F. A. López]. Bilingual Research Journal, 40(1), 102–105.