Sakina Laksimi-Morrow is a fourth year Urban Education PhD candidate at the Graduate Center working on a dissertation that examines how Doctoral students of color engage in academic knowledge production, with a focus on both scholarship and teaching. Sakina has taught for over five years at several universities in New York, and currently works as a Fellow at the Teaching and Learning Center where she  primarily designs and facilitates workshops for new university educators seeking pedagogical development. The workshops offer opportunities for university educators to discuss teaching strategies, participate in dialogue and build community and alliances with other educators who are interested in resisting, confronting or disrupting a variety of problematic social issues in their classrooms.