Critical Urban Education Speaker Series:
Language, Literacy, and Ethnic Studies: Mobilizing Insurgent Histories for More Dignified Futures
March 28, 2019
5:30-7:30 PM
University Hall Lecture Hall 1070
Speaker: Cati de Los Rios, Ph.D.

Description of Event:

Dr. Cati V. de los Ríos will discuss the growing national momentum for ethnic studies in K-12 public schools. Specifically, she will briefly delineate the genealogy of ethnic studies as an academic discipline, its history in K-12 contexts, spotlight the voices of students, and showcase the classrooms and curricular moves of effective ethnic studies teachers. Some of the questions explored in her presentation will be: 1) What is ethnic studies? 2) How is ethnic studies distinct from other justice-centered theories and movements in education? And 3) How can ethnic studies support academic literacy development and foster youth democratic engagement? de los Ríos will end with implications for educators, administrators, and researchers interested in and committed to understanding and enacting ethnic studies.

Biography of Dr. Cati V. de los Ríos :

Dr. Cati V. de los Ríos is an assistant professor at the University of California, Davis’s School of Education. She received her Ph.D. in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2017 and is a former school teacher in California and Massachusetts. Her research on ethnic studies classrooms won fellowships from the Ford Foundation and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation and she recently received the 2018 Promising Researcher Award and 2018 Alan C. Purves Award from National Council of Teachers of English for her research on literacy and ethnic studies.

Co-sponsored by: Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education Department; Education for Justice; Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project; Center of Pedagogy; Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal; Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency; Secondary and Special Education Department.

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