Cynthia Groff


Cynthia Groff obtained her Ph.D. inEducational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. She has conducted post-doctoral research in Québec throughUniversité Laval and in Mexico through Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, for which she was awarded the National Academy of Education/Spencer FoundationPostdoctoral Fellowship. Her research interests include adequacy of education for linguistic minorities and the experiences and discourses of minority youth.Her book based on her dissertation research in North India is entitled "The ecology of language in multilingual India: Voices of women andeducators in the Himalayan foothills" (Palgrave Studies in MinorityLanguages and Communities). As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at Leiden University College, Cynthia is currently conducting research for herproject entitled “Voices of Belonging: Minority Identities, Language and Education in the Netherlands.”