Maisha T. Winn Featured Speaker, Distinguished Educational Thinkers Speaker Series
Justice on Both Sides: Toward a Restorative Justice Discourse in
Monday, November 16, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
MUII, Memorial Union, UC Davis
The UC Davis School of Education
and the Graduate Group in Education along with the Social Justice
Education Coalition and the School of Education Alumni Annual
Fund are pleased to present Professor Maisha Winn.
Professor Winn will discuss the ways restorative justice
practices have the potential to change language and practices in
urban schools. Her program of research examines the intersections
of language, literacy, and youth justice.
Professor Winn is the Susan J. Cellmer Distinguished Chair in
English Education and Professor of Language and Literacy in the
Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of
Wisconsin, Madison. Professor Winn’s program of research examines
the ways in which teachers and/or adult allies for youth in
schools and in out-of-school contexts practice “justice” in the
teaching of literacy.
Professor Winn received the William T. Grant Foundation
Distinguished Fellowship (2014) and the American Educational
Research Association Early Career Award (2012). She is the author
of several books including Writing in Rhythm: Spoken word
poetry in urban schools; Black literate lives:
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives; Girl Time:
Literacy, Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline; and
co-editor of Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative
Research (with Django Paris). She is also the author of
numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals including Review
of Research in Education, International Journal of
Qualitative Studies in Education, Race, Ethnicity and
Education, Research in the Teaching of English, and
Harvard Educational Review.