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Sonia Nieto

Senior Research Fellow
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Sonia Nieto is Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy and Culture Emeritus at the School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A leader in the field of multiculturalism, her work seeks to shed light on common institutional policies and practices (racism, inequality, discrimination and other forms of exclusion) in multicultural learning environments and to show teachers how to effectively confront these challenges. In 2011 she was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and a Laureate of Kappa Delta Pi, an education honor society. She was also named the 2005 Educator of the Year by the National Council of Teachers of English and the 1997 Multicultural Educator of the Year by the National Association for Multicultural Education.