Dara Nix-Stevenson

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Dr. Dara Nix-Stevenson is a Teacher-Scholar-Activist who has taught High School Biology and Environmental Science since 1998 at various public and private schools in the South. As an independent community-engaged interdisciplinary scholar, she received her Ph.D. in Educational Studies with concentrations in Social and Cultural Foundations and Women’s and Gender Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, her M.S. in Biology and Secondary Education from North Carolina A&T State University, and her B.S. in Biology from Bennett College. During her years of science teaching, community engagement and activism, she has been involved in multiple projects for change at the grassroots level utilizing critical pedagogy, principles of environmental justice, coalitional engagement, environmental literacy, and media literacy. Her writing and research interests reflect stories of identity, transnational community formation, migration, autonomy and resistance. Primarily interested in environmental justice, race and displacement, racial justice, and feminism, she blogs as Sincecombahee. Currently, she is a member of the Education Advisory Committee and Board of Directors of the Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro, NC, a visual art non-profit with a mission of supporting artists of all ages through education programming, exhibition opportunities, and community outreach.

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