I am a Mellon Humanities Alliance Research Fellow at the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. The Futures Initiative promotes both doctoral education and community college education in humanities that advocate equity, critical agency and innovative higher education for the public good and the empowerment of students and faculty as critical public intellectuals.
I am an interdisciplinary scholar whose scholarship addresses the critical pedagogy of higher education for the public good and educating students as critical public intellectuals. My research and teaching interests are located at the intersection of class, race, citizenship, power, and subjectivity, and how these intersecting conditions affect vulnerable college students’ sense of institutional and social belonging, their racial class identities and locations. I also focus on their access to postsecondary education, retention, and outcomes and how these factors impact their further educational, career, and life trajectories.