Dr. Maisha Winn will deliver CUE spring lecture

The Center for Urban Education is thrilled to announce that Dr. Maisha Winn of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will visit the University of Pittsburgh on Thursday, February 26, 2016, to deliver the spring installment in CUE's bi-annual lecture series.

Dr. Winn's talk, "Justice on Both Sides: Toward a Discourse of Restoration in Schools" will explore the ways in which restorative justice practices have the potential to change language and practices in urban schools using circle processes and case conferences to create boundary-crossing social networks for children and youth. Building on her program of research examining the intersections of language, literacy, and youth justice, Winn will present case studies from her work in the Southeast, Midwest, and West Coast.

Dr. Winn is the Susan J. Cellmer Endowed Chair in English Education and Professor in Language and Literacy in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to joining the C&I faculty, Professor Winn was an associate professor in the Division of Educational Studies at Emory University for 8 years. Professor Winn was the 2012 recipient of the AERA Early Career Award and a 2014 recipient of the William T. Grant Distinguished Fellowship. She is the author numerous articles in journals such as Harvard Educational Review; Race, Ethnicity, and Education; Review of Research in Education; International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education; and Research in the Teaching of English. Some of her books include Girl Time: Literacy, Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Teachers College Press) and Humanizing Research: Decolonizing qualitative inquiry with youth and communities (co-edited with Django Paris with Sage) as well as other books published under her maiden name (Maisha T. Fisher).