Dr. Tracy Hirata-Edds

Dr. Tracy Hirata-Edds

Tracy Hirata-Edds

Tracy Hirata-Edds, Ph.D. Child Language, is a Multi-Term Lecturer at the University of Kansas’ Applied English Center. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer and Fulbright Scholar in Nepal. Tracy partners with Native communities to enhance opportunities for culture/language maintenance and revitalization, curriculum and assessment design, teacher training, lesson and materials development, and children’s first and second language acquisition. She worked as a consultant to Cherokee Nation’s Language Revitalization Program and currently consults with the Miami Tribe's language revitalization effort through the Myaamia Center at Miami University. Additionally, she supports revitalization efforts through workshops, research, and teacher trainings in various contexts, including with Oklahoma Breath of Life and CoLang.