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Humanities

Welcome Reception for Maisha T. Winn

March 9, 2020 at 5:00pm6:00pm EDT

Community Folk Art Center

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Meet Maisha T. 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.

ASL provided.

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.

This event was published on March 4, 2020.


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