• SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-2010). Multimodal Analyses of Language, Identity, and Culture in Students’ and Teacher’s Interactions in Multicultural Science Classrooms. Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education (2007). “Look at What I Am Saying”: Multimodal Science Teaching. Curriculum & Instruction, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. 
  • Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction (2004). Making Sense of Photographs in Science Textbooks and Lectures. Curriculum & Instruction, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. 
  • Full Licentiateship in Biological Sciences (2000). UFSM, Santa Maria, RS, Brazil. 


  • Dr. Lilian Pozzer has extensive experience with multimodal microanalysis of interaction and communication in science classrooms, including multimodal analysis of gesture-speech integration, analysis of visual representations (inscriptions) in science teaching and learning, Discourse Analysis and Social Semiotics.  Lilian is also interested in sociocultural studies in Science Education and the re-thinking, restructuring and re-enactment of inter- and intra-species relations as these apply to teaching, learning and research in Science Education for social and environmental change. 

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