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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 Research, English Journal, Multicultural Perspectives, and other journals reflect her interests in multiliteracy enactments, asset-based counternarratives, and student agency in dialogical conferences.
  • At Vassar since 2019


Research and Academic Interests

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

Departments and Programs


  • EDUC 235. Issues in Contemporary Education
  • EDUC 250. Introduction to Special Education
  • EDUC 255. Race, Representation, and Resistance in U.S. Schools
  • EDUC 350. The Teaching of Reading: Curriculum Development in Childhood Education
  • EDUC 373. Adolescent Literacy
  • EDUC 380. Civic Engagement in U.S. Education
  • EDUC 382. Reframing Literacy for the 21st Century