Dr. Enriquez teaches a variety of courses for the Language & Literacy and PhD in Educational Studies programs. A former English Language Arts teacher and literacy staff developer, she bridges her work with teachers and students through collaborative, humanizing, ethnographic, and critical research in high-needs urban populations to examine literacy instruction in school contexts. Specifically, her scholarship focuses on reader response; children’s literature for social justice; critical literacies; intersections of literacies, identities, and embodiment; and the teaching of writing.
Grace’s work has been published in a variety of national and international refereed journals and books. She also serves on national literacy committees and editorial review boards. She is the recipient of the CHLA Diversity Research Grant, the CLA Research Award, and the NCTE Research Foundation Grant. Currently, she is the Children's Literature Feature Editor for The Reading Teacher, as well as co-author of the weekly blog, The Classroom Bookshelf.