Kate Paesani (Ph.D., Indiana University) is Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) and Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on literacy-based curriculum and instruction and language teacher development, couched within the frameworks of multiliteracies pedagogy and sociocultural theory. Her work has appeared in journals such as Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Annals, L2 Journal, Language, Culture & Curriculum, and Language Teaching Research. She is the co-author of the books A Multiliteracies Framework for Collegiate Foreign Language Teaching (Pearson, 2016) and Foreign Language Literacies: A Guide for Teachers and Teacher Educators (Georgetown University Press, 2023). She is also past president of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators and a current member of the ACTFL Board of Directors.