UMass Amherst’s Korina Jocson Named Visiting Research Chair of Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Ottawa

Korina Jocson
Korina Jocson

AMHERST, Mass. – Korina Jocson, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named by the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program as Visiting Research Chair of Human Rights and Social Justice at the University of Ottawa for 2016-17.

The research chair is housed at the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre, which strives to bring together educators, researchers and students from various disciplines with an eye to approaching issues regarding human rights from a multidisciplinary perspective, including the arts, law, political science and sociology.

Jocson’s proposed project focuses on “Youth Media Making, Learning Opportunities and Social Justice in the Arts.”

This project extends a decade long examination of youth cultural production at the intersection of media technology, participatory politics and the arts.

Jocson teaches in the department of student development in the College of Education and is a cross-disciplinary scholar in social justice education. She is the author of “Youth Poets: Empowering Literacies In and Out of Schools” and editor of “Cultural Transformations: Youth and Pedagogies of Possibility.” She received a Ph.D. in education in the area of language, literacy and culture at the University of California, Berkeley, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Stanford University School of Education.

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