- Dr. Glenn explores questions related to teaching and teacher education in the areas of young adult literature and culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies. Her first line of research centers on young adult (YA) literature. She generates critical literary analyses of YA texts to highlight the affordances and limitations of literature published for young people and how it is and might be incorporated into curricula and classrooms. Her second line of research focuses on issues of equity, democracy, and social justice, especially in training future teachers to successfully support and engage students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This work examines how preservice teachers define and negotiate the tensions that emerge when they imagine themselves as culturally responsive educators.