"A critical literacy curriculum needs to be lived."
~ Vasquez, 2014
The 2021 school year will mark the start of my 38th year as an educator. I am currently a Full Professor researching and teaching in a university setting. Prior to this I was a pre-school and primary school teacher for fourteen years.
My research interests are in critical literacy, early literacy and information communication technology. My publications include fifteen books and numerous book chapters and articles in refereed journals. Through the years I have held appointed and elected positions in scholarly organizations including The National Council of Teachers of English, The American Educational Research Association, The International Reading Association and The Whole Language Umbrella. I have been fortunate to have been honored throughout my career with awards including the prestigious NCTE Outstanding Elementary Educator in the English Language Arts Award (2019), the NCTE Advancement of People of Color Award (2013), the AERA Division B Outstanding Book of the Year Award (2006) and The James N. Britton Award (2005). I am also very proud to have been the first recipient of the AERA Teacher Research SIG Dissertation Award (2004). Not too long ago the NCTE Early Childhood Assembly honored me with a scholarship in my name - The Vivian Vasquez Teacher Scholarship.
On this site you will find information and/or links to a number of my publications. I update the site as often as I can. I hope you find this site useful.