Maneka Deanna Brooks is an assistant professor of reading education at Texas State University. Dr. Brooks’s research agenda centers on everyday educational practices that impact the educational trajectories of bilingual adolescents. Dr. Brooks’s work has been published in the Journal of Literacy Research, Research in the Teaching of English, TESOL Quarterly
, and other venues. Dr. Brooks earned her Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from Stanford University Graduate School of Education, a M.A. in Secondary Bilingual Education and B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Loyola Marymount University.