Nancy Lesko with Laura Vernikoff

Nancy Lesko teaches in the areas of curriculum, youth studies, gender/sexuality, and immigration at Teachers College, Columbia University. Recent books include: Keywords in youth studies and Act your age! A cultural construction of adolescence, 2nd edition. Current research projects involve a three-country study of beginning teachers and their responses to LGBTQ issues (SSHRC funded) and a high school initiative that…

Ernest Morrell with Cati de los Rios

Dr. Ernest Morrell is Professor of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, Director of the Institute of Urban and Minority Education (IUME), and President-Elect of National Council of the Teaching of English (NCTE). Prior to becoming a professor and researcher, he was an award-winning high school English teacher in his hometown of Oakland, California. In…

Federico Waitoller with Tran Templeton

Dr. Federico Waitoller is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Illinois, Chicago. His work focuses on multiple yet intersecting strands of research: teacher learning for inclusive education, and the disproportionate numbers of students of color in special education settings. Over “a shot of espresso with a drop of milk” (Dr. Waitoller’s…