The PhD program in Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC) is for students who aim to conduct research on the interconnection of culture, language, and literacy in both formal and informal educational settings. The goal of the LLC program is to develop interdisciplinary knowledge that is complemented by specialized knowledge of teaching and learning in foreign and second language, literacy, social studies, and early childhood education. We frame the exploration of teaching and learning within perspectives that promote equity, social justice, and democratic values.