Distinguished Speaker Event

Maisha T. Winn

Featured Speaker, Distinguished Educational Thinkers Speaker Series

Justice on Both Sides: Toward a Restorative Justice Discourse in Schools

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

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