Ah-Young Song

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Ah-Young Song is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Education. She teaches courses on adolescent literacies, contemporary education, and race & schooling.  She has a BA and MA in English from Brown University and an MPhil and PhD in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has worked with high school students across four countries, and she has led teacher education workshops on project-based learning, multimodal activities, and literacy across the curriculum in New York City, Georgia, and Florida. Her research interests include critical multimodal literacies, global citizenship, and inclusive pedagogies. Her publications in the Journal of Literacy ResearchEnglish JournalMulticultural Perspectives, and other journals reflect her interests in multiliteracy enactments, asset-based counternarratives, and student agency in dialogical conferences.

BA, MA, Brown University; MPhil, PhD, Columbia University
At Vassar since 2019


Maria Mitchell Observatory
Box 167

Research and Academic Interests

Multiliteracies; Adolescent reading and writing; Youth programs; Third space; Civic literacies

Departments and Programs


EDUC 373 Adolescent Literacy
EDUC 380 Civic Engagement in U.S. Education