Lisa Hsin

Postdoctoral Fellow • Harvard Graduate School of Education
Research Fellow • Strategic Education Research Partnership

Homepage of Lisa Hsin, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Research Fellow at the Strategic Education Research Partnership

Recent publications

  • Kim, H. Y., Hsin, L. B., and Snow, C. E. (2018). Reducing Academic Inequalities for English-Language Learners: Variation in Experimental Effects of Word Generation in High-Poverty Schools. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.
  • Hsin, L., and Legendre, G. (2018). Strong Integration in bilingual grammar, formalized: Making the case from crosslinguistic influence in wh-questions. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.
  • Kim, H. Y., LaRusso, M. D., Hsin, L. B., Harbaugh, A. G., Selman, R. L., and Snow, C. E. (2018). Social Perspective-Taking Performance: Construct, Measurement, and Relations with Academic Performance and Engagement. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 57, 24–41. http://doi.org10.1016/j.appdev.2018.05.005
  • Hsin, L., and Snow, C. (2017). From theory of mind to social perspective-taking: A benefit of bilingualism in academic writing. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 30(6), 1193–1214.

Recent presentations

  • Mu, N., and Hsin, L. (2018). For iPads or Against Bullies? (Pre-)Adolescents’ Proposed Solutions to a Complex School Policy Dilemma. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA 2018), New York City, NY. April 17–21.
  • Hsin, L., Selman, R., Uccelli, P., Donovan, S., and Snow, C. (2017). Varying Indices of Argumentative Writing Quality and Vocabulary Learning in Word Generation. In symposium, “Conditions for Success: Variation in Treatment Effects for a School-Based Randomized Controlled Trial of Word Generation.” Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE spring 2017), Expanding the Toolkit: Maximizing Relevance, Effectiveness and Rigor in Education Research. Washington, DC. March 1–4.


  • I presented two posters in Baltimore at the 2019 meeting of SRCD, one on perspective-taking advantages in ELLs' argumentative writing (on Friday morning, 3/22, 9:45-11), and the other with my student Nan Mu at the University of Alabama on (pre-)adolescents' ideas around classroom rights and responsibilities (on Thursday morning, 3/21, 9:30-10:45).
  • I presented recent and ongoing research in an invited talk at Johns Hopkins University on May 16 of 2017. More information can be found by visiting the Johns Hopkins Cognitive Science Department website.