The Expanding Equity in Education Research Speaker Series brings multidisciplinary experts to UC Davis so we can explore how to create more equitable outcomes across the educational field.
I Hesitate But I Do Have Hope: Speculative Civic Literacies for Troubled Times
On January 26, featured speakers Dr. Antero Garcia and Dr. Nicole Mirra hosted a discussion on speculative civic literacies.
This web forum is presented by the UC Davis School of Education in partnership with the Graduate Group in Education.
Program and Resources
Professor and Department Chair, UC Davis School of Education
Associate Professor, Chair of the UC Davis Graduate Group in Education
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Chancellor’s Leadership Professor, and Co-Director of UC Davis School of Education Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE)
Nicole Mirra is an assistant professor of urban teacher education in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She previously taught high school English Language Arts in Brooklyn, New York and Los Angeles, California. Her research explores the intersections of critical literacy and civic engagement with youth and teachers across classroom, community, and digital learning environments. Central to her research and teaching agenda is a commitment to honoring and amplifying the literacy practices and linguistic resources that students from minoritized communities use to challenge and re-imagine civic life.
Nicole’s scholarship has appeared in a wide range of journals, including Harvard Educational Review, Reading Research Quarterly, Review of Research in Education, Urban Education, and English Journal. Her most recent book is Educating for Empathy: Literacy Learning and Civic Engagement (Teachers College Press, 2018) and she is a co-author (with Antero Garcia and Ernest Morrell) of Doing Youth Participatory Action Research: Transforming Inquiry with Researchers, Educators, and Students (Routledge, 2015). Learn more here.
Dr. Antero Garcia
Antero Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Antero received his Ph.D. in the Urban Schooling division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to completing his Ph.D., Antero was an English teacher at a public high school in South Central Los Angeles. His work explores how technology and gaming shape learning, literacy practices, and civic identities. His recent books include Everyday Advocacy: Teachers who Change the Literacy Narrative, Good Reception: Teens, Teachers, and Mobile Media in a Los Angeles High School, and Pose, Wobble, Flow: A Culturally Proactive Approach to Literacy Instruction.Learn more here.
Articles & Resources
Resources from Speakers
- Building Critical Civic Empathy Across Time and Space: Fostering Digital Democratic Dialogue with the NWP 3D Project by Nicole Mirra
- Civic Participation Reimagined: Youth Interrogation and Innovation in the Multimodal Public Sphere by Antero Garcia and Nicole Mirra
- Same Old Civics Ed. Won’t Save Us by Nicole Mirra and Antero Garcia
- Beyond the Binary of Adult Versus Child Centered Learning: Pedagogies of Joint Activity in the Context of Making - Shirin Vossoughi, Natalie R. Davis, Ava Jackson, Ruben Echevarria, Arturo Muñoz & Meg Escudé
- Equitable civic empowerment in schools by Jennifer Elemen, Olivia Santillan and Laura Guajardo
- Participatory Politics: New Media and Youth Political Action – Cathy Cohen, Joseph Kahne, Ben Bowyer, Ellen Middaugh, Jon Rogowski
- About the State Seal of Civic Engagement – Monterrey County Office of Education
- Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum – California State University
- Family Narratives Lab – Emory University
- Letters to the Next President
- Letters to the Next President; Fostering Civic Literacy through Authentic Writing Tasks by Jacob Steiss
- Social Design-Distributed Leadership for Civic Learning by Jennifer Elemen
- Sphere Summit: Teaching Civic Culture Together – Cato Insitute
- Student voice and equitable civic learning by Jennifer Elemen