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Danielle Marie Greene

Danielle Greene is a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in the Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) and Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (CTE) programs at the Graduate School of Education. From Virginia, Danielle previously taught middle school Social Studies in an urban district before coming to Stanford. Focusing on the social context of education, her research explores teaching cultures and language practices within K-12 public schools that have majority African American students, faculty, and staffs. Specifically, Danielle centers African American resistances to linguistic, cultural, and physical Black displacement and dispossession in schools and their surrounding...

Zainab Hosseini

Zainab completed her Ed.M. at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she took part in a research collaboration with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to evaluate available psychosocial and educational services for refugees in Iran. She subsequently earned an MSW from the University of Michigan, focusing her research and clinical work on delivering trauma-informed clinical services to refugees. She was a Child Welfare Scholar and was trained in assessments and treatments of children impacted by abuse and neglect. Zainab completed a post-MSW fellowship at the Boston Children's Hospital where she worked as a psychotherapist at the Division of Adolescent Medicine....
Research Interests: Adolescence, Immigrants and Immigration, Parents and Family Issues, Psychology, Social and Emotional Learning

Kristin Keane

Kristin Keane's research and interests focus broadly on early literacy: the professional development and learning of literacy teachers, multimodal literacy, engagement and motivation in reading, and the use of critical literacies to drive equity-centered pedagogies in classrooms. She has a background in childhood literacy instruction and development, teacher coaching and mentoring, and design of district and school learning networks.

Brandon Marcellino Reynante

I'm a doctoral candidate and Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow in the Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD) and Developmental and Psychological Sciences (DAPS) programs at Stanford University. My research interests focus on designing and studying community-engaged learning experiences and technologies that empower people to create systemic societal change toward more just and sustainable futures. Prior to Stanford I was a Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering at UC San Diego and a Project Engineer at an engineering firm where I performed and managed the design of renewable energy technologies, spacecraft, and theme park rides. I earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from...
Current research: Dissertation Title: Imagining just and sustainable climate futures: A participatory design-based research study of an engineering fiction learning experience.

Emily Rose Southerton

As a learning scientist, Emily Southerton studies youth agency & social justice efforts and how they relate to educational writing technologies & curricula. She has expertise in applying quantitative, qualitative, & participatory methodologies in community with research participants. She is advised by John Willinsky and Sarah Levine and is a member of the Poetic Media Lab at Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis as well as a researcher with the Language to Literacy Lab and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) within the GSE. She is a graduate student writing tutor at the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, mentors at the GSE Makery, and TAs in...
Research Interests: Brain and Learning Sciences, Collaborative Learning, Curriculum and Instruction, Diversity and Identity, Literacy and Language, Motivation, Research Methods, Secondary Education, Social and Emotional Learning, Teachers and Teaching, Technology and Education

Jessica Lee Stovall

Jessica is a doctoral candidate in the Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) and Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTE) programs at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. Her work in education draws on the discipline of Black Studies to explore how Black teachers create fugitive spaces to navigate and combat antiblackness at their respective school sites.Jessica’s research has been supported by the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching grant, the Stanford Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Fellowship, and the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. In addition to the NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, her dissertation research has been supported by the...

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