My name is Luis. I’m a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Pittsburgh. My background is in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies.
I’m interested in the role that digital and tabletop games can play in learning and literacies. My recent research efforts are geared toward exploring how the playing, making, and modding of games (a) impacts young people’s abilities to understand and address environmental issues, (b) affects the literacy practices and perspectives of under-represented and under-served populations, and (c) influences how people to see the world, society, and themselves as malleable, re-designable entities.
In addition to my research efforts, I am also an educator with over ten years of experience. During this time, I have taught, co-taught, and co-coordinated pedagogical efforts in varied contexts serving a diverse spectrum of learners across multiple U.S. states and the territory of Puerto Rico. For example, I have previously taught: (a) an equity- and inclusion-focused senior-level undergraduate course that explored how sociocultural factors and parenting practices shape children’s language and literacy development; (b) an advanced qualitative research methods seminar for graduate students of varying nationalities and research interests; (c) an educational psychology course for pre-service teachers, and (d) multiple English classes for Spanish-speaking Puerto Rican learners.
If you would like to get in contact with me, I can be reached by email at LEP101@pitt.edu