Aimee Hendrix-Soto, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Literacy and Learning

Aimee Hendrix-Soto, Ph.D.

MCL 901C


Aimee Hendrix-Soto, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Literacy and Learning at Texas Woman’s University. Throughout her 20 years within education, she has worked in secondary ELA classrooms and as a literacy teacher educator. As a teacher educator, she prepares preservice and in-service teachers to view their students through appreciative lenses, to understand sociocultural and critical perspectives of literacy, and enact transformative pedagogies in their practice. Her research focuses on adolescent literacy and transforming literacy classrooms toward justice. She examines youth critical literacies, pedagogies for engaging critical literacies in classrooms, and teacher preparation for critical literacy instruction. Her work has been presented at the annual conferences of the Literacy Research Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the American Educational Research Association. This research has appeared in peer-reviewed publications such as English Journal, Teaching Education, and Qualitative Inquiry.


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
M.A., English, The University of North Texas
B.A., Literature, The University of North Texas


Adolescent Literacy; Digital Literacy; Young Adult Literature; Critical Literacy; Youth Participatory Action Research; Teacher Action Research; Qualitative Research

Latest Articles

Activating joy and hope in critical literacies instruction: Responding pedagogically to youth skepticism in a YPAR project
Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice (2021)
Aimee Hendrix

Reading school: Critical literacies of the Youth Equity Agents
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy (2021)
Aimee Hendrix

Staying With the Trouble: Grapplings With the More-Than-Human in a Qualitative Inquiry Course
Qualitative Inquiry (2020)
Fikile Nxumalo, Courtney Cook, Jessica Rubin, Aimee Hendrix-Soto, Stacia Cedillo

A review of critical literacies in preservice teacher education: pedagogies, shifts, and barriers
Teaching Education (2019)
Aimee Hendrix-Soto, Melissa Mosley Wetzel

Transforming Literacy Education in Urban Schools
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy (2017)
Allison Skerrett, Thea Williamson, Kira LeeKeenan, Jessica Rubin, Charlotte Land

Moving English classrooms toward critical possibilities
English Journal (2016)
Aimee Hendrix-Soto

Recent Presentations

Children's, Middle Grades, and Young Adult Literature for Anti-Oppressive Teaching: Trends and Issues
Literacy Research Association (2021)
Paper | Aimee Hendrix

The Confluence fo YA and Digital Texts for Engaging Diverse Perspectives
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) (2020)
Symposium Paper | Aimee Hendrix-Soto, Briana Asmus, Amy Piotrowski

Professional Affiliations

  • Literacy Research Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English