Linda Harklau is a professor in the Language and Literacy Education Department and an affiliated faculty member in the Linguistics Department at the University of Georgia. Over the past 20 years, Harklau’s research has examined factors affecting second language learning and academic achievement of immigrant youth in high school and college.
A recipient of the TESOL Distinguished Research Award, Harklau’s work has appeared in journals including TESOL Quarterly, Linguistics and Education, Educational Policy, Journal of Literacy Research, Journal of Second Language Writing, Teachers College Record, and Anthropology and Education Quarterly. Harklau has coedited three books and is well known for her work conceptualizing “Generation 1.5” students in the volume Generation 1.5 Meets College Composition. She has also researched and published in the area of qualitative research methodologies, particularly the longitudinal case study. Harklau contributed to TESOL Quarterly‘s first qualitative research guidelines and was lead editor of the qualitative research section of the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (Wiley). She has served on the editorial boards of Anthropology and Education Quarterly, TESOL Journal, TESOL Quarterly, and Reading Research Quarterly. She also served as president of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and currently serves on the board of trustees for the Center for Applied Linguistics.