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Join educator and President of the National Council of Teachers of English Dr. Valerie Kinloch who will be in conversation with Urban Education Ph.D student Noelle Mapes for the Creating Racially Just Schools speaker series as part of a class taught at The Graduate Center, CUNY by Terri N. Watson.

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Dr. Valerie Kinloch

Dr. Valerie Kinloch is the Renée and Richard Goldman Endowed Dean and Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. Since arriving in July 2017, she has strengthened the school’s commitment to equity, justice, and innovation by focusing on teaching, research, community engagement, academic programs, student success, faculty development, and alumni involvement. Among her many professional appointments, Dean Kinloch is President of the National Council of Teachers of English, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and American Council on Education, an elected member of the Board of Trustees of Johnson C. Smith University, and Co-Chair of Remake Learning.

Dean Kinloch’s research and teaching focus on the literacies, languages, identities, and community engagements of youth and adults, both inside and outside of schools. The author of numerous books and publications on race, place, literacy, and justice, her book, Harlem On Our Minds: Place, Race, and the Literacies of Urban Youth, is past recipient of the Outstanding Book of the Year Award from AERA. Dean Kinloch’s most recent book, co-authored with Drs. Emily Nemeth, Tamara Butler, and Grace Player, is titled, Where is the Justice? Engaged Pedagogies in Schools and Communities. She holds a B.A. in English from Johnson C. Smith University, and an M.A. in English and African American literature and a Ph.D. in English and Composition Studies with a cognate in Urban Studies from Wayne State University.

Noelle Mapes

Noelle Mapes is an Urban Education Ph.D student at The Graduate Center, CUNY. As a third grade teacher, she learns daily alongside hilarious, creative kids who like to ask big questions and think critically about power structures. Her research interests are centered around education history and education policy. She's seeking to further develop her own "big questions" around integration policies, school funding, and the ways these elements of education serve us and fail us.


Creating Racially Just Schools: Dr. April Baker-Bell

Dr. April Baker-Bell

The Creating Racially Just Schools speaker series is co-sponsored by Ph.D. Program in Urban Education, PublicsLab and The Schools We Need: Lessons Learned from Harlem project as part of the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research from the Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY.