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Recent scholarship in English studies has shown a growing interest in transnational approaches to literacy research. As literacy scholars turn to fieldwork in immigrant or migrant communities, encounter internationalization in educational institutions, examine the effects of globalization on literacy practice, or work with texts and technologies that move literacies across borders, the transnational lens offers a useful analytical tool for understanding the global movement of literacy. One benefit to this strand of research is that it can highlight the varied and multiple literacies that are part of the transnational experience. Here, Lagman presents a framework for researching loss in transnational literacy that brings together literacy ethnography and affect theory.