On this week’s show: James Cohen. He’s an associate professor of ESL & bilingual education at Northern Illinois University. He’s also a former Fulbright Scholar who has lived in several different countries across the world and most recently taught in Uruguay.
I talked to James about his time in the Peace Corps in Sri Lanka & the reverse culture shock he felt coming back to the United States, teaching in Uruguay and bilingual education. He’s also taught and done research on undocumented students, and we talked about what it’s like for one of his areas of expertise to become a national controversy.
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