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C&T Colloquium: Collaboration as Ethos, Openness as Orientation, with Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz & Lalitha Vasudevan

Please join Professor Lalitha M. Vasudevan and Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz of the College on Tuesday, April 9 from 7-9 pm in Russell 305 for a colloquium entitled Collaboration as Ethos, Openness as Orientation:

"As friends, colleagues,and co-researchers,we have been in
 conversation for the past several years about issues for which we
 share a deep commitment: the literate lives of court-involved youth; the nature and experience of teaching and learning across settings; the promise of critical and social issue media as sites of pedagogy; engaging in research that creates opportunities to do work in the
 world. During this colloquium, we plan to share our overlapping
 stories of engaging in multimodal, participatory work with young
 people, with each other, and with our students and colleagues toward
 the purposes of researching, teaching, learning, and communicating
 'critically, aesthetically, lovingly, and agentively' (Hull, 2003, p.

Professor Lalitha M. Vasudevan is Associate Professor of Technology and
 Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in the
 Communication, Computing, and Technology in Education Program. She
 engages participatory, ethnographic, and multimodal methodologies to
 study how youth craft stories, represent themselves, and enact ways of
 knowing through their engagement with literacies, technologies, and
 media. Lalitha is co--editor of Arts, Media, and Justice: Multimodal
 Explorations with Youth (Peter Lang, forthcoming, Summer 2013).

Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz is Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include racial literacy
 development in urban teacher education, critical English Education
 with Black and Latino male high school students, culturally responsive
 pedagogy, and the narratives of African American college reentry
 women. Her work has appeared in Journal of Curriculum & Pedagogy,
 Urban Review, English Quarterly, Journal of Negro Education, and Adult
 Education Quarterly, and she is co-editor of a special issue on teacher preparation and the Black community in Journal
 of Negro Education.

Persons interested in attending may rsvp via online support by Friday, April 5th.

Where: 306 Russell


Initiated in the Fall 2012, the Curriculum and Teaching Colloquium Series serves as a privileged space for students to gain a broader awareness of curricular discussions with international and national scholars.

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212) 678-3689,, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at (212) 678-3853 V/TTY.


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