B.A. in Sociology and Creative Writing, University of Michigan (2007)
M.A. in English Education, Brooklyn College (2010)
Current: Ph.D. in English Education, Teachers College Columbia University (2017)
Critical English Education; Culturally Responsive Pedagogy; Creative Writing and Performance; Cultural Literacy in Teacher Education; Social Identity Formation; Intergroup Dialogue.
The Dialogue Arts Project
The Dialogue Arts Project (DAP) partners with organizations to create energizing training experiences around the arts to help participants collaborate and communicate more effectively across lines of social identity and difference. DAP's leading-edge workshops use the arts as a shared entry point into critical discourses around identity to increase awareness of self and social diversity. By combining performance, participant art creation, and facilitated dialogue, DAP seeks to reinvent the current "diversity training" experience for a wide array of clients ranging from university faculty, teachers-in-training, student leadership groups, and employees of Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations.
Poets in Unexpected Places
Poets in Unexpected Places (PUP) moves storytelling into unconventional spaces by staging interidisciplinary performances, featuring accomplished poets, artists, dancers, and musicians from varied backgrounds and aesthetics. Using the element of surprise, PUP seeks to disrupt the frames that confine literature to the classroom and other traditional realms, and curate shared experiences between strangers to promote community and dialogue through the arts. Read the project's full feature in the New York Times!