Naitnaphit Limlamai is a doctoral candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan, where she studies how secondary English preservice teachers take up their English education training. She specifically focuses on preservice teachers’ ideas and practice of teaching that is oriented to diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity. She explores how to support teacher educators in envisioning and building new English classrooms that reject the status quo in order to help students build literacy and critical thinking skills to be thoughtful and contributing members of our democracy. She uses the knowledge she gains from her research, which includes studying her own teaching, to teach current and future teachers.

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 is a Graduate Student Research Assistant in the Sweetland Center for Writing and a Graduate Student Instructional Consultant at the Center for Research in Teaching and Learning. She has also taught first-year writing and served as a teacher educator in the School of Education.

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.