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RSVP for a Special Guest Lecture with Dr. Shirley Steinberg

IUME is excited to announce that Dr. Shirley Steinberg, Research Professor of Youth Studies at the University of Calgary and Consulting Professor and Director of the Institute of Youth and Community Research at the University of the West of Scotland, will be speaking at Teachers College! Dr. Steinberg has published countless books on youth culture, and her upcoming talk is entitled "Islamic Youth as Political Pawns: Critically Deconstructing Fear and Media.

To RSVP for Dr. Steinberg's lecture, please click here.

IUME Director Ernest Morrell's NCTE Presidential Address Published

IUME Director Ernest Morrell's 2014 NCTE Presidential Address has just been published by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Morrell served as NCTE President from 2013-2014, and at this year's annual conference in Boston, he gave the annual President Address as a capstone to the conference. Congratulations once again for completing his Presidential year at NCTE and leading--and inspiring--tens of thousands of English teachers nationwide!

Click here
to read the recently published speech on the NCTE website and click here to watch a recorded video of his speech on the IUME YouTube channel.

Learn More About IUME's Literacy Teachers Initiative (LTI) Project

 IUME was excited to announce the launch of the Literacy Teachers Initiative (LTI) Project in spring, 2012. Since then, we have partnered with dynamic elementary and middle school teachers from Harlem and Brooklyn in an effort to collaboratively work toward finding increased pedagogical methods for students. The LTI Project is led by Dr. Jodene Morrell of Teachers College. We have grown in number and ideas each year, received competitive research grants, presented at Teachers College and state, national, and international conferences, and written for publication.

Check out our LTI page for more information and check out the biographies of the Teacher Fellows here!

Welcome to our newest IUME Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellows!

We are excited to welcome our newest group of accomplished and innovative IUME Fellows who will be working with us this year. Our IUME Faculty Fellows include Dr. Brian Lozenski, from Metropolitan State University, and Deron Wallace, from the University of Cambridge. In addition, Teachers College's Minority Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Monique Lane, from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), will also be be a part of IUME research this year.

Learn more about them on our Faculty Fellow page and Postdoctoral Fellow page.

Learn More about the Youth Historians in Harlem Program!

The Youth Historians in Harlem (YHH) project, sponsored by IUME, is a new critical approach to teaching history in urban schools in Harlem, focusing on empowering minority youth through their own cultural experiences, involving students in the practice of "doing" history through guided projects, programs, and participatory action research. YHH seeks to increase students' interest in history through innovative and engaging pedagogical approaches that help them become historians, researching the rich historical past of ‘their’ Harlem community. While YHIH seeks to advance the historical knowledge of education in Harlem, above all, our project seeks to make history relevant to urban students and help increase academic achievement. To learn more about this exciting project, visit the official website here.

Subscribe to our IUME YouTube Channel!

Have you visited the official IUME YouTube page recently? Want to learn more about IUME? Make sure to stop by our YouTube page here and watch a few of our videos and subscribe!. Not only do we keep a collection of IUME events and Colloquia, but our video team prepares short clips on critical research. The most recent Beyond Bullying presentation is now available, as is our December Colloquium and other great clips that should be shared!

In our increasingly digital and mutlimodal era, we believe strongly in collaborative educational content, so make sure to check back often and subscribe to your channel.


Publications > Student Presentations & Publications

Student Presentations & Publications

IUME Graduate Student Publications
de los Ríos C. V.. Lopez, J., & Morrell, E. (Eds.) (forthcoming) Teaching Ethnic Studies in High School. New York: Peter Lang

de los Ríos, C. V. (2013). A curriculum of the borderlands: High school Chicana/o-Latina/o studies as sitios y lengua. The Urban Review, (45)1.

Goldenberg, B. M. (2013). White Teachers in Urban Classrooms:: Embracing Non-White Students’ Cultural Capital For Better Teaching and Learning. Urban Education (in press).

Goldenberg, B. M. (2011). The Unknown Architects of Civil Rights: Thaddeus Stevens, Ulysses S. Grant, and Charles Sumner. Los Angeles, CA: Critical Minds Press.

Collaborative Panel Presentations

Crystal Belle, Barry Goldenberg, Jamila Lyiscott, and Cati de los Rios

Critical Race Studies in Education Conference
May 31 - June 2, 2012
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY
"Culture, Pedagogy, and Liberation: A Multi-Racial and Multi-lensed Examination of Race Inside the Classroom"

Cyndi Bendezu,
Dianne Delima, Roman Liera, and Kendall Williams
3rd Annual Diversity in Research & Practice Conference
March 31st
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

"Emerging Race Scholars and the City: Lessons on Graduate Student Life"

Individual Presentations

Benji Chang, Ph.D.

2013 Presentations:

April 6, 2013. "Remembering Vincent Chin: The Importance of Asian American Political Activism."  Annual Conference on The Advancement of Asian American Representation in Law and Politics, Columbia University Law School, New York.

April 6, 2013. "Social Change at the Intersection of Awareness, Identity, and Action." Annual Crossroads Leadership Conference, Asian American Alliance, Columbia University, New York.

April 18, 2013. “No Rest for the Weary” - Education, Organizing and Lessons Learned From 12 Years of Protracted Struggle Against Empire in Chinatown.”  Annual meeting of the Association for Asian American Studies, Seattle.

April 29, 2013. "Grounding Social Justice Education Work In and With Working-Class Communities of Color Across Three Cities." Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

September 19, 2013. “The Love Movement 12.0: Lessons Learned from 12 Years of Ethnic Studies, Decolonizing Education, and Community Organizing in Inner-City Los Angeles.”  Annual conference of Critical Ethnic Studies, Chicago.

Cati de los Rios

2012-2013 Presentations

National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) California Conference
January 12, 2013,
University of California--Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
"A Curriculum of the Borderlands: High School Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies as Sitios y Lengua"

Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) Featured Graduate Student Colloquia Speaker
February 8, 2013
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY

"Curriculum as (de)Colonizer: High School Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies"

American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies 12th Annual Meeting (AAACS)
April 24, 2013
San Francisco, CA

"A Curriculum of the Borderlands: High School Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies as a Decolonial Imaginary"

National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Conference
March 24, 2013
San Antonio, TX

"Curriculum as (de)Colonizer: High School Chicana/o Studies"

New York Collective of Radical Educators '(NYCoRE) Fourth Annual National Conference
March 16, 2013
New York, NY
"Freirean Culture Circles Across Contexts: Towards A People's Professional Development"

2011-2012 Presentations
National Association of Chicana/o Studies (NACCS)
March 14-17
Chicago, Illinois
"Chicana/o-Latina/o Pedagogies of Confidence: Bridging Learning Communities through Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Pomona High School and Pomona College."

NYCoRE Conference
March 24, 2012
New York City, NY
"Braiding Trenzas of Hope, Dignity and Social Action in a Post-Arizona HB 2281 Climate"

April 13-17, 2012
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Cati is presenting on a greater panel within the CRITICAL EDUCATORS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE SIG called, "Reclaiming Social Justice Teaching, Curriculum, and Teacher Education: The Centrality of Grassroots Community Organizing."
Cati's presentation is called, "Xinaxtli Tlayekana (Students Moving Forward): Humanizing Schooling Experiences through the Creation and Implementation of a College Preparatory 'Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies' Course.

Crystal Belle

Transitions and Transactions: Literature Pedagogy in Community Colleges
April 20, 2012
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Crystal is presenting a paper on Race and Identity in the English Classroom

Barry Goldenberg

Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) Featured Graduate Student Colloquia Speaker
April 27, 2013
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY
"A Summer in South Africa: Reflections and Research on Race, Schools, and Humanity"

Harlem World Magazine Radio Show
February 7, 2012
New York, New York
Barry was invited on the Harlem World Magazine Radio Show to discuss the release and publication of his first book, entitled "The Unknown Architects of Civil Rights" with host Danny Tisdale. You can listen to the 15 minute clip online here.

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