Vânia Castro: Investigating Emerging Technologies, AI, and More
by Communications Office / Sep 13, 2023
Castro completed her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, in May 2021.
Tell us about your previous academic experience.
I held the Werner Baer Postdoctoral Fellow position at the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 2022 to 2023. Additionally, I was a visiting scholar with the CAPES/PrInt program at UIUC in 2019 and 2020, where I developed part of my doctoral study. My investigation centered on leveraging mobile devices to provide support to educators and students in underserved regions of Brazil. I was also a Fulbright scholar at Florida State University from 2015-2016.
What are the areas of your scholarship?
My current research interests include emerging technologies in education, mobile learning, multiliteracies, teacher education, and artificial intelligence.