Welcome Reception for Maisha T. Winn
Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street
The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities
Maisha T. Winn (UC Davis)
Creating Just Futures: Education, Arts, and Activism
Meet Winn, this year’s Watson Professor, and learn more about the topics she’ll address during her mini-residency — two separate weeks on campus — March 9-13 and April 6-10.
Winn’s research spans a wide variety of understudied settings including her earlier work on the literate practices extant in bookstores and community organizations in the African American community to her most recent work in settings where adolescent girls are incarcerated. Her work is multidisciplinary in that she examines the cognitive dimensions of the literate practices, the micro-level/interactional processes through which knowledge is constructed in these settings, and the socialization functions that take place through both peer relation and adult-youth relations as they emerge in these various institutions. The substance of Winn’s investigations further illuminate the roles that these institutions play within the larger cultural-historical development of racially diverse and low income communities—including populations of Dominican, Puerto Rican, Columbian and African American descent.
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Biography: Maisha T. Winn is Professor, Chancellor’s Leadership Professor, and Co-Director of the Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE) at UC Davis. Winn’s research examines the intersectionality of language, literacy, and justice with attention to how to prepare teachers to “teach freedom” in both spaces of confinement and across the humanities. She considers the ways in which restorative justice practices have the potential to change languages, literacies, and social relations across our schools, institutions, and communities. Winn will draw from two of her books—Justice on Both sides: Transforming Education Through Restorative Justice and Restorative Justice in the English Language Arts Classroom—as bases for discussion with TJE Center collaborators and other panelists during her residency.
- Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
- Community Folk Art Center
- David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
- Department of African American Studies
- Department of English
- Department of Religion
- Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
- Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
- Hendricks Chapel
- Incarceration and Decarceration/Revival Cultures Working Group of the CNY Humanities Corridor
- Office of Community Engagement
- PARCC (Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration)
- Reading and Language Arts
- School of Education
- Syracuse University Libraries
- The Center for Faculty Leadership and Professional Development
- The Lender Center for Social Justice
- The Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- The Renée Crown University Honors Program
- VPA, Office of the Dean, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This event is part of the 2020 Watson Professor residency hosted by Patrick W. Berry, Associate Professor and Chair – Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition; Brice Nordquist, Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies – Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition; and Marcelle Haddix, Dean’s Professor and Chair – Reading and Language Arts.
The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship originally established by the Watson family to support on-campus residencies of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists.
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This event was published on March 25, 2021.