Naitnaphit Limlamai, a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan, studies secondary English teacher preparation and how that work manifests justice. Specifically, she investigates how justice is defined, constructed, and enacted in secondary English methods classes and how those ideas travel from university preparation course work to student teaching classrooms. Her additional interests include how writers develop as such and collaboration.
In addition to her research, Naitnaphit teaches secondary English methods courses, works as an editorial assistant for Research in the Teaching of English, and serves as the diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity chair of the Michigan Council of Teachers of English.
Before returning to graduate school she taught high school English for 13 years in public and private schools in Florida, Georgia, and New York. At the University of Michigan, Naitnaphit has worked as a Graduate Student Research Assistant in the Sweetland Center for Writing and as a Graduate Student Instructional Consultant at the Center for Research in Teaching and Learning. She has also taught first-year writing.
Naitnaphit grew up in Southern California and earned her BA from the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. She completed the Alliance for Catholic Education program and taught high school English and French to earn her M. Ed from the University of Notre Dame.