Dr. Lilian D. Cibils

Dr. Lilian Cibils

Dr. Lilian Cibils (Photo by Darren Phillips)

Assistant Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Office Phone: (575) 646-4593
Department Phone: (575) 646-4820
Fax: (575) 646-5436

P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Lilian Cibils is an Assistant Professor in the TESOL/Bilingual Education Program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, New Mexico State University. Her major areas of research are family-school relations, immigrant parent involvement, and narrative analysis. Some of her specific lines of inquiry include: anti-deficit perspectives in family-school relations; definitions of parental involvement by diverse populations; ideologies of motherhood and social policy; counter narratives; manifestations of agency and structure in personal narratives; immigrant women, language acquisition and negotiation of identities;  and qualitative research in multilingual contexts. Her book, Immigration, Motherhood and Parental Involvement: Narratives of Communal Agency in the Face of Power Asymmetry, based on the findings of a qualitative case study, was published in January 2017.

Courses Taught

EDUC 342 Sheltered English Instruction
EDUC 483 Second Language Acquisition

BIL 545 Bilingual/Multicultural Schooling and Community Relations
BIL 520 Issues in Schooling for Bilingual Learners
BIL 616 Acquiring Emancipatory Discourses

EDUC 576 Qualitative Research
EDUC 583 Second Language Acquisition
EDUC 587 Pedagogy of TESOL
EDUC 590 TESOL Practicum