Announcing New Equity & Excellence in Education Editorial Team
The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s College of Education is pleased to announce the new editorial team for Equity & Excellence in Education. Joining Dr. Jamila Lyiscott, Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education, and Dr. Keisha Green, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies as co-editors will be Dr. Justin A. Coles, Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Teaching at Fordham University Graduate School of Education, and Dr. Esther O. Ohito, Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Together, the team of co-editors will oversee the Journal’s publication for a three-year term beginning in July 2020.
Jamila Lyiscott is a community-engaged scholar, nationally acclaimed speaker, and spoken word artist. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is the founding co-director of the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research. Her scholarship and activism work together to explore, assert, and defend the value of Black life throughout and beyond the field of education. Jamila’s current research focuses on the power of youth-led social research and activism to foster racial healing across schools and communities. She is most well known for being featured on Ted.com where her video, 3 Ways to Speak English, was viewed over 4.6 million times.
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Keisha L. Green is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where her scholarly interests in developing justice-oriented educators, documenting youth multiliteracy practices, and creating critical classrooms informs her work with Secondary English language arts pre- and in-service teachers of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students. As co-director of the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research, Keisha’s recent research includes examining the impact of youth-led professional development opportunities for teachers within a local district-wide Ethnic Studies program.
Justin A. Coles is an Assistant Professor in the division of Curriculum and Teaching at Fordham University, Graduate School of Education in Manhattan, NY. Catalyzed by his time as a middle school English Teacher in inner-city Philadelphia, PA, Justin’s research converges at the intersections of critical race studies, urban education, and language & literacy. Specifically, Justin is committed to using critical race frameworks and methodologies to learn from and with the liberatory language and literacy practices of Black urban youth and communities. Justin currently serves on the Standing Committee on Global Diversity for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).
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Esther O. Ohito is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An interdisciplinary researcher, Esther investigates Blackness, race, and gender at the nexus of curriculum, pedagogy, embodiment, and emotion. Esther’s scholarship is shaped primarily by Black intellectual traditions, as well as by her (memory of her) lived experiences, which include a rich herstory as a transnational/Black immigrant student, a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools system, and a teacher educator within various institutions across the United States and the African diaspora.