Lois Meyer

    Professor Emerita, Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies

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Dr. Lois Meyer is a professor within the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies in the College of Education at The University of New Mexico. She specializes in indigenous teacher professional development and indigenous language revitalization, with a geographical focus on Mexico. Her research interests include second language acquisition; bilingualism and bilingual education; teacher preparation and curriculum development for linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms; language policy in Mexico and the U.S.; and the ethnography of indigenous bilingual education in Oaxaca, Mexico.


  • PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Areas

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
  • Teacher Preparation and Curriculum Development for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Classrooms
  • Language Policy
  • Ethnography of Indigenous Bilingual Education

Country Specialization(s)

  • Mexico

Latin American Studies Courses

*Latin America-related courses offered during the past three years*

  • LLSS 556 1st and 2nd Language Development within Cultural Contexts
  • LLSS 205 Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • LLSS 593 Introduction to Translation Studies
  • LLSS 582 Curriculum Development in Multicultural Ed