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CSWS Book Salon: "Just Research in Contentious Times" Michelle Fine

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Our March Book Salon features Michelle Fine in conversation w/ Limarys Caraballo and Wendy Luttrell on "Just Research in Contentious Times"

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In this book salon, MICHELLE FINE, LIMARYS CARABALLO, and WENDY LUTTRELL will reflect on the epistemological, ethical, theoretical, methodological and sometimes hilarious commitments and "choques" (thank you, Gloria Anzaldua) of inquiry conducted with young people navigating precarious lives, at the margin, with critical wisdom and radical wit. Together, they hope to open a conversation about the responsibilities of scholars in a public university, situated in one of the most unequal and racially stratified cities in the nation, as these scholars take up research, policy work and activism to theorize, engage in feminist collaborations for racial and queer justice with young people, bear witness, accompany movements for justice, and provoke a radical imagination for what else is possible.

Michelle Fine is distinguished professor of critical psychology, urban education and gender/women's studies and collaborates with Maria Elena Torre, Director of The Public Science Project on a range of critical participatory action research projects as well as Critical PAR Summer Institutes at the Graduate Center. In May 2019, Michelle will receive the Medal for Distinguished Service from Teachers College Columbia, and deliver the commencement speech at Saint John the Divine, and in June she has been asked to deliver the commencement speech at the California School of Professional Psychology/Stanford University -- invited by the colleagues of Christine Blasey Ford -- to honor their colleague and encourage activist scholarship from their graduates. Michelle has been deeply involved in social movements nationally and locally against the privatization of public education, criminalization of youth of color and for racial justice in schools.

Limarys Caraballo is Assistant Professor of English Secondary Education at Queens College-CUNY and consortium faculty in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center. As Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, she co-directs Cyphers for Justice, an intergenerational program that supports art, research, and activism with youth and preservice educators. Limarys’ research interests include students’ multiple identities and literacies, academic achievement, youth participatory action research, and preparing teachers to teach English in diverse sociocultural contexts. As a former English teacher, administrator, and consultant in public and private secondary schools, she is especially interested in culturally sustaining and socially-just literacy curricula and pedagogies. Her research focuses on reframing deficit conceptions of lower-income students of color and advancing the theory and development of curricula, pedagogies in K-12 and teacher education that support the multiple identities and literacies of minoritized students.

Wendy Luttrell is Professor of Urban Education, Sociology and Critical Social Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She also serves as Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education. Her research on educational inequality examines the interplay of social structure, intersectional identities and subjective experience in school settings. She focuses on how a sense of belonging, exclusion, entitlement, constraint, possibility, success and failure take root in young people’s self-evaluations and actions. She is the author of two award-winning books on this topic, School-smart and Mother-wise: Working-Class Women’s Identity and Schooling (1997) and Pregnant Bodies, Fertile Minds: Gender, Race and the Schooling of Pregnant Teens (2003) and is also the editor of Qualitative Educational Research: Readings on Reflexive Methodology and Transformative Practice (2010). She has published numerous articles on her longitudinal, visual ethnography that examine the role that gender, race, and immigrant status play in how diverse, young people growing up in urban, working-class communities portray their lives through photographs and video. She is completing a book on this project and its implications for the links between care and educational justice in schools and society. At a time when distorted and increasingly fractious visions of “marginalized” communities proliferate, the book and its multimodal platform of photographs and videos compels readers/viewers to reconsider their ways of seeing and valuing poor and working-class children of color and their childhoods. Throughout her career, Luttrell has directed community-based, university, and teacher inquiry projects dedicated to advancing social justice in and around schools and that promote innovative research and teaching practices, as well as curriculum development initiatives. http://www.wendyluttrell.org/

Co-sponsored with the CUNY Graduate Center PhD Programs in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Urban Education, Anthropology, and Critical Personality Social Psychology, the Public Science Project, CLAGS, PublicsLab, and the Feminist Press.

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