Diana Arya from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School is one of the featured panelists for the webinar “Work/Life Harmony: Mental Health in the Academy” on Monday, November 9, 12 – 1 pm PST. Co-hosted by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Language and Social Processes (#58) and the Second Language Research (#108) SIGS, this event will explore how one can maintain a positive and productive work/life or school/life harmony. It is free but participants must register online prior to the event. A recording will also be made available after the event.
Other panelists include Dr. Raúl Alberto Mora, Universidad Pontificia, Bolivariana, Dr. Luis Poza, San Jose State University, and Dr. Jackie Ridley, Kent State University.
Diana Arya is an assistant professor in the Department of Education and Faculty Director of the McEnroe Reading Clinic. Arya’s research interests focus on the literacy practices and processes within K-12 science classroom and professional scientific communities. Through her investigations of text-based (data, simulations, co-constructions, etc.) and inquiry-based activities in third grade, middle school, high school, and professional contexts, she explores what counts as science and scientific discourse across these learning communities. As such, Diana’s research is focused on language in use within the intersections of school science curricula, the varied genres of scientific texts, classroom interactions, and how disciplinary knowledge is constructed within the context of the discursive practices of scientists across disciplines.