Rebecca Curinga received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her research focused on the development of English literacy skills in high school emergent bilinguals. In particular, her research suggests that an awareness of morphological structures in the home language can contribute to the development of reading vocabulary and second language reading comprehension. She has worked on collaborative research projects with both the NYC Department of Education and NYS Education Department to implement programs that benefit high school emergent bilinguals and SIFE with low literacy skills in their home languages. She is especially interested in researching and emphasizing the role of the home language in second language acquisition and literacy development.


Ph.D., Linguistics, The Graduate Center, CUNY