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AERA 2016 Schedule and Some Belated Updates

I want to briefly share my AERA schedule for this week: Some details on these presentations: My Saturday morning session is built around a broader project and AERA Presidential Session in which I was invited to produce a photojournal reflecting on my role as a teacher educator. I would encourage you to take a look […]

New Book Announcement! – Doing Youth Participatory Action Research: Transforming Inquiry with Researchers, Educators, and Students

Last month saw the release of my most recent book, Doing Youth Participatory Action Research: Transforming Inquiry with Researchers, Educators, and Students. Co-authored by Nicole Mirra and Ernest Morrell, this is a book that details our work with the UCLA Council of Youth Research and the role of YPAR as a critical methodology. The book […]

A Few Updates

I’ve been under-the-proverbial-gun writing to various deadlines these past two months and need to wipe the dust away from this blog soon. “Soon,” however, is not today! In the meantime, three recent-ish updates that may be of potential interest to you: 1. I will be giving a keynote talk at the Colorado Language Arts Conference […]

New Book Announcement! – Pose, Wobble, Flow: A Culturally Proactive Approach to Literacy Instruction

  I’m thrilled to share that my newest, co-authored book, Pose, Wobble, Flow: A Culturally Proactive Approach to Literacy Instruction is out next week from Teachers College Press! My brilliant co-author, Cindy O’Donnell-Allen, and I wrote Pose, Wobble, Flow as a book for current and pre-service teachers in English classrooms. Considering the feelings of burnout, frustration, and […]

Talking about To Kill a Mockingbird

Recently CSU’s radio station interviewed my about Harper Lee’s forthcoming novel. I enjoyed discussing her work with CSU student Danny Steiner. If you’re interested, you can listen to the entire clip here.

Two Recent Publications: ALAN Review and The Civic Media Project

I’m sharing a quick note about two recent publications that may be of interest: First, I have a co-authored article with the awesome Marcelle Haddix in the Winter 2015 issue of the ALAN Review. Titled “Reading YA with ‘Dark Brown Skin’: Race, Community, and Rue’s Uprising,” Marcelle and I look at online communities, representations of […]

New article in Teachers College Record and a few other updates

I’m pleased to share that I have a new co-authored article with Robyn Seglem in Teachers College Record. Titled “‘So We Have to Teach Them or What?’: Introducing Preservice Teachers to the Figured Worlds of Urban Youth Through Digital Conversation,” you can find the article here. I also recorded a video several months ago discussing […]

New article on the Council of Youth Research in Reading & Writing Quarterly

I have a new co-authored article detailing the Council of Youth Research in the current issue of Reading & Writing Quarterly. Titled “The Council of Youth Research: Critical Literacy and Civic Agency in the Digital Age,” you can access the article here. I’m excited about extending and sharing further work around the Council of Youth […]

Thinking about Race, Civic Agency, YA Lit, & #ComicEd

First off, Marcelle Haddix and I have a book chapter in the newly published collection The Politics of Panem edited by Sean P. Connors. Our chapter is called “The Revolution Starts with Rue: Online Fandom and the Racial Politics of the Hunger Games.” In it, we contrast the dialogue found within this meme with the racist […]

Teacher Solidarity article in Race Ethnicity and Education

I have a new co-authored article in the (comma bereft) journal Race Ethnicity and Education. Titled, “Toward a teacher solidarity lens: former teachers of color (re)envisioning educational research,”this article is an expansion of dialogue conducted as part of a working group of former teachers of color at UCLA organized by Thomas Philip. I am grateful to Thomas, […]