Aaminah Norris

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First name: 
Aaminah
Last name: 
Norris
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I am a PhD Candidate in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. My focus area is Language, Literacy, and Culture. My primary research interests are design thinking, teacher professional development with 21st century tools, and STEM particularly as these intersect with the racialized and gender identities of African American and transnational youth. In the Summer of 2012 I became a DML Research Associate.

Full Bio: 

I conduct research on design thinking, teacher professional development with 21st century resources, and STEM particularly as they intersect with the literacy practices of African American and transnational youth. In particular I explore the ways that math and science teachers guide young people to use media to address critical issues that affect them in their everyday lives. My interest is in how teachers assist youth as they engage them in 21st century tools to build and transform learning. I view learning environments as sites where identities are formed, transformed, and contested.
I see my work as connected to that of the Digital Media and Learning (DML) community. As a 2012 DML Fellow I participated in a summer institute hosted by danah boyd at Microsoft Research Cambridge, MA in collaboration with Mimi Ito and David Theo Goldberg of the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California, Irvine. I was selected along with twelve fellows to receive mentorship and support on my dissertation as we built a cohort of likeminded emergent scholars in the field.

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