Lourdes Cardozo Gaibisso

Lourdes Cardozo Gaibisso

Assistant Professor


2503 Lee Hall
Department of English
P.O. Box E
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ph.D., Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia

Teaching Interests

Systemic functional linguistics, science literacy for minoritized populations, culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogies, and TESOL


Lourdes specializes in systemic functional linguistics, science literacy for minoritized populations, culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogies, and TESOL. Her research focuses on developing more equitable learning opportunities for multilingual migrant and immigrant youth, their families and communities. In addition to her research and teaching, Lourdes has served as education consultant for the World Bank’s Regional Program for the Development of the Teacher Profession in Latin America and the Caribbean (2018-2019) and as Curriculum Development Specialist in Teacher Policy (2020) for the International Institute for Educational Planning, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IIEP-UNESCO).

Selected Publications

Valencia Mazzanti, C. & Cardozo-Gaibisso, L. (2021) The Affective Being of Multilingual Children’s Language Use for Mathematics Learning. Educational Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00131946.2021.1919675

Harman, R., Buxton, C., Cardozo-Gaibisso, L., Jiang, L. & Bui, K. (2021). Culturally sustaining systemic functional linguistics praxis in science classrooms. Language and Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/09500782.2020.1782425

Cardozo-Gaibisso, L., & Vazquez Dominguez, M. (Eds.). (2020). Handbook of Research on Advancing Language Equity Practices with Immigrant Communities. IGI Global.

Cardozo-Gaibisso, L. (2020). Reimagining Learning with Latinx Students through Science Family Workshops. Journal of Latinos and Education, 1-6.

Cardozo-Gaibisso, L. (2020). Desarrollo Profesional Decente. In Estrategias innovadoras para la formación de docentes en la construcción de paz. (112-125). Barcelona: Fundación Kreanta.

Cardozo-Gaibisso, L., Pangrazio, L. & Azpiroz, M. (2020). La Preadolescencia Datificada. Pistas y lecciones aprendidas en una intervención en Uruguay y Australia. In Yael Ferreira (Ed.), Educar y aprender en la era digital: Una mirada desde la investigación (pp. 127-149). Uruguay: CmIpresos.

Pangrazio, L., & Cardozo-Gaibisso, L. (2020). Beyond cybersafety: The need to develop social media literacies in pre-teens. Digital Education Review, (37), 49-63.

Cardozo-Gaibisso, L., Kim, S., Buxton, C. & Cohen, A. (2020). Thinking beyond the score: Multidimensional analysis of student performance to inform the next generation of science assessments. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 57(6), 856-878. https://doi.org/10.1002/tea.21611

Cardozo-Gaibisso, L., & Harman, R. (2019). Preparing In-Service Teachers to Work with Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Youth: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead. In G. Onchwari, & J. Keengwe (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Engaging Immigrant Families and Promoting Academic Success for English Language Learners (pp. 361-377). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-8283-0.ch018

Recent Research Projects

Data Smart Kids (DSK): Developing Social Media Literacies in Pre-Teens https://en.datasmartkids.com/

Language-Rich Inquiry Science with English Language Learners Through Biotechnology (LISELL-B) https://cadrek12.org/projects/language-rich-inquiry-science-english-language-learners-through-biotechnology-lisell-b

Faculty & Staff