Faculty

Faculty

Benita Barnes

Associate Professor
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Social Justice Education Concentration Coordinator

Benita Barnes is an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy, Research & Administration. Barnes is also the Director of Diversity Advancement for the College of Education.

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(413) 545-1083
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N180 Furcolo

Korina Jocson

Associate Professor

Korina Jocson (Ph.D.) is a cross-disciplinary scholar in social justice education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Central to her work are arts-informed sociocultural approaches that examine youth literacies and issues of equity among historically marginalized youth.

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(413) 545-3569
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S140 Furcolo

Jamila Lyiscott

Assistant Professor

Jamila Lyiscott a.k.a 'Dr. J' is an Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education. Her community-engaged research focuses on racial equity, youth activism, and the power of hip-hop and spoken word in education.  Jamila is a community-engaged scholar, nationally renowned speaker, and the author of Black Appetite. White Food: Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is the founding co-director of the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research. She also serves as a co-Editor-in-Chief of the highly reputed Equity & Excellence in Education journal. Her scholarship and activism work together to explore, assert, and defend the value of Black life throughout and beyond the field of education. Jamila’s current research focuses on the power of youth-led social research and activism to foster liberation and racial healing across schools and communities. Her scholarship has been published in several peer reviewed journals including, Review of Research in Education, Action Research, the Urban Review, and the New Educator,as well as several book chapters. She is most well known for being featured on Ted.com where her video, 3 Ways to Speak English, was viewed over 4.6 million times.

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(413) 545-2988
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S130 Furcolo

Ximena Zúñiga

Professor

Ximena Zúñiga is a professor in the department of Student Development. 

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(413) 545-0918
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S136 Furcolo

Associated Faculty

Warren Blumenfeld

Lecturer

Warren Blumenfeld is a lecturer for the Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies with an interest in social justice education.

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S132 Furcolo

David Neely

Lecturer