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2008-2010 CNV Cohort - Previous Revision

2008-2010 CNV Fellows & Mentors

Jane Bean-Folkes, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Mentor:  Carol Lee, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Patrick Camangian, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Mentor:  Arnetha Ball, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Keisha Green, Emory University, Atlanta, GA ethnographic research examines how African, African American, and Caribbean youth, in a major urban Southeastern city, develop critical literacies through the practice of “air-shifting”—that is learning how to question, critique, and engage in social, political, and cultural discourse through community radio programming.

Further, this study seeks to illuminate the ways in which youth navigate their way through broadcast media, script writing and technology to communicate with their peers and adults. Through participant observation, interviews, and ethnographic field notes and
video, Keisha will analyze the literacy events and practices that shape the youth radio experience and render it an opportunity for youth to develop critical literacy skills necessary for academic achievement.

The insight gained will inform classroom teaching practices that involve the teaching of literacy and language skills and constructions of democratic educational experiences inside schools.
Mentor:  Anne Haas Dyson, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

Jung Kim, University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mentor:  Valerie Kinloch, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Tisha Lewis, University at Albany, Washington, DC
Mentor:  Adrienne Dixson, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Ramon Antonio Martinez, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Mentor:  Juan Guerra, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Swati Mehta, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA is a doctoral candidate and fifth year student in the Curriculum and Instruction Program at Boston College.  Her dissertation topic is revealed in its proposed title:  Othered By English, A Smothered Spanish? - The Language Experiences of Nondominant Youth in the Context of New Immigration.  Swati is presently conducting an ethnographic case study at a local urban immigrant high school where she has been an active member of the community for the past few years.  In addition, from a theoretical lense, Swati is a budding researcher in the area of postcolonial studies, in particular its intersection and utility of application for problems in education.  Finally, in her work with teachers and teacher education, Swati employs critical action research lenses to lead teachers into conducting youth centered inquiries into their own practices.  Swati's passion lies at the nexus of working with young people, language, and culture.  Swati feels truly blessed to be a part of the Cultivating New Voices community and hopes to actively give back to this community now and in the future.
Mentor:  Kris Gutierrez, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Linda Prieto, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Mentor:  Maria Franquiz, UTSA, San Antonio, TX

Enid Rosario-Ramos, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Mentor:  Sonia Nieto, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Spencer Salas, UNC-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Mentor:  Colleen Fairbanks, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Vera Stenhouse, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Mentor:  Todd DeStigter, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI 
Mentor:  JoBeth Allen, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

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