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Open Knowledge and the Emerging Field of Black Girlhood(s)

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Sherry Deckman (Urban Education) and doctoral student Kristen Miller (Sociology) will share their experience teaching and learning in (De)Constructing Black Girlhood(s), an interdisciplinary course that examined the shifting constructions of Black girlhood(s).They will share the class’s final projects, a website intended to be an open educational resource illuminating and expanding the emerging field of Black girlhood studies, a project fueled by the desire to disrupt traditional epistemologies. In this session, we discuss the challenges inherent in our commitment to more equitably and justly share and co-create knowledge.

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This event is supported by a Doctoral Curriculum Enhancement Grant through the Publics Lab, and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Featured Speakers

Sherry L. Deckman an Associate Professor of Education at Lehman College, the City University of New York (CUNY) with an affiliation with the CUNY Graduate Center in the Urban Education and Social Welfare doctoral programs. Her current research and teaching focus on how educators are prepared to work with students from diverse race, class, and gender backgrounds, as well as how educators address issues of race, class, and gender inequity in schools.

Kristen Miller is a second year PhD student in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her work looks at performance art, and the role of the body in deepening desires for freedom, furthering social movements and alternative world making. Prior to attending graduate school Kristen worked within the Movement for Black Lives as a Senior Campaign Manager at Color Of Change. She received her BA from Northeastern University.


March 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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