Eunice Romero-Little

Eunice Romero-Little

Areas of Expertise:

Arts - Southwest Indigenous art.

Cultural Preservation - Language/cultural revitalization and sustainment, child language socialization, Pueblo epistemology and learning.

Other - Language acquisition, applied linguistics.

Eunice Romero-Little, PhD, is Associate Professor of Indigenous Language Education/Applied Linguistics in the School of Social Transformation and American Indian Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, at Arizona State University. Her scholarship informs policy and practice in early childhood education and Indigenous language educa-tion, as she seeks to transform education in ways that are congruent with Indigenous epistemologies, languages, and everyday practices. Her work has grown out of a solid grounding as an education practitioner and Indigenous language activist who has assisted Indigenous communities, including her own home community of Cochiti Pueblo, NM, in language revitalization and advancement. Dr. Romero-Little’s longtime interest in how children learn and the role of language(s) in child socialization led to her work with Jemez Pueblo, a Towa speaking community in New Mexico, and her “Becoming Jemez: The Early Childhood of Jemez Children Photovoice Project” was highlighted at the 2011 American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference. In 2010, she was awarded the AERA Bobby Wright Award for Early Career Contributions to Research in Indigenous Education for her transformative work leading to significant advancement in the study of Indigenous education and Indigenous peoples. The author of numerous publica-tions, Dr. Romero-Little has BA and MA degrees from the University of New Mexico and a PhD from University of California, Berkeley.