2017 Colloquia at Penn GSE

Krystal Strong

Assistant Professor of Education
Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division
Graduation School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Colloquium | Tracking a Generation of Leaders: Education and the New Scramble for Africa
Monday, October 30, 2017

Dr. Strong is an assistant professor in the Education, Culture, and Society Division. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was named a Fulbright-Hays Fellow, a Spencer Dissertation Fellow, a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow, and a University of California Dissertation Fellow. Her work has been published in the Journal of African Cultural Studies. Read more about Dr. Strong.

Rand Quinn

Assistant Professor of Education
Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Division
Graduation School of Education, University of Pennsylvania 

Colloquium | Politics of School and Community in the New Educational Landscape
Monday, October 23, 2017

Dr. Quinn's primary affiliation is with the educational leadership program of the Teaching, Learning, and Leadership division. He is a faculty affiliate with the Educational Policy division and the Education, Culture, and Society program. He is a senior researcher at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and a faculty affiliate of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. Quinn teaches courses on the politics, organization, and leadership of education. Read more about Dr. Quinn. 

Matthew Steinberg

Assistant Professor of Education
Education Policy Division
Graduation School of Education, University of Pennsylvania 

Colloquium | Measuring Teacher Effectiveness in the Post-Race to the Top Era: Does Context Matter?
Monday, October 16, 2017

Dr. Steinberg is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Education Policy Division at Penn GSE. He is the Faculty Methodologist for the Penn IES Pre-Doctoral Training Program, a Faculty Fellow with the Penn Institute for Urban Research, a Faculty Affiliate with the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative, a Senior Researcher at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, an Affiliated Researcher with the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, and an Academic Affiliate with the Educator Impact Laboratory at Mathematica Policy Research. Read more about Dr. Steinberg. 

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Assistant Professor of Education
Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division
Graduation School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Colloquium | Stories Still Matter: Critical Children's Literature Research in a Time of Crisis and Opportunity
Monday, October 9, 2017

From her experiences in the classroom, teacher research, and dissertation study, Dr. Thomas came to believe that the language students and teachers use, the literacies that they engage in both inside and outside of school settings, and the literature and other texts they read and interact with must be reconsidered during this early 21st century era of social change and societal redefinition. In her work, Dr. Thomas synthesizes postcolonial, critical, and critical race theory with data from her empirical research in classrooms to examine the ways that literature is positioned in schooling and society today. Read more about Dr. Thomas.

Amy Stornaiuolo

Assistant Professor of Education
Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division
Graduation School of Education, University of Pennsylvania 

Colloquium | Youth Media, Participatory Learning, and Innovative School Reform: Making Space for Digital Literacies
Monday, October 2, 2017

Dr. Stornaiuolo’s research examines adolescents' multimodal composing practices, teachers' uses of digital technologies, and shifting relationships between authors and audiences in online, networked spaces. Her work centers on how to create equitable and accessible learning opportunities for young people by examining how they draw on diverse cultural and linguistic repertoires as they participate in richly literate lives. Read more about Dr. Stornaiuolo. 

Nelson Flores

Assistant Professor of Education
Educational Linguistics Division
Graduation School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Colloquium | Becoming the System: A Racial Genealogy of Bilingual Education in the Post-Civil Rights Era
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dr. Flores’s research involves the study of the historical and contemporary instantiations of raciolinguistic ideologies, where language and race are co-constructed in ways that marginalize racialized communities. Dr. Flores has collaborated on several additional studies related to the education of language-minoritized students in U.S. schools. Read more about Dr. Flores.