Corrigan Scholar Presents Research at National Literary Conference

Corrigan Scholar Presents Research at National Literary Conference

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Max Limric '25 presented his work on exploring young adult texts for Spanish-speaking students at the Online Summit on the Research and Teaching of Young Adult Literature.

Being able to share my findings [at the conference] felt amazing, but the best part was the conversation afterward and the willingness of others to provide feedback and help further me on my research journey.

— Max Limric '25

Max Limric, a junior English and Spanish major with a minor in educational studies, presented his faculty-mentored research at the 2024 Online Summit on the Research and Teaching of Young Adult Literature, co-hosted by Oklahoma State University and Aquinas College, which was held virtually from February 29 to March 1.

Limric’s presentation, “'Spanish my first language, / bachata / a reminder of the power of my body': Exploring YA Texts for Spanish-Speaking Students,” was part of a research project mentored by associate professor of educational studies and teacher preparation Bryan Ripley Crandall, PhD, of the School of Education and Human Development. 

After observing classes at local schools and noting the number of Spanish-speaking students, Limric’s research stemmed from the scarcity of Spanish-speaking teachers and the lack of culturally relevant teaching practices. He shared that he was motivated to find ways to engage Spanish-speaking students.

A Corrigan Scholar, Limric was selected to conduct a two-year research project, which allowed him to work with Dr. Crandall, who serves as director of the Connecticut Writing Project. It was Dr. Crandall who challenged Limric to apply for the national YA Summit conference, alongside applicants that included doctoral students, scholars, and teacher-leaders across the nation.  

“It’s exciting to mentor an undergraduate student who is passionate about education and literacy,” said Dr. Crandall. "Fairfield University’s investment into promising future scholars should be applauded. It’s easy to see why Max was selected [a Corrigan Scholar]."

“Being able to share my findings [at the conference] felt amazing, but the best part was the conversation afterward and the willingness of others to provide feedback and help further me on my research journey,” said Limric.

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