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  • Liz Harris

    Liz Harris

    Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2023

    BioElizabeth Finlayson Harris is an academic and educator specializing in science education, with a strong focus on secondary education and the sociopolitical context of schooling. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Curriculum and Teacher Education at Stanford University, with a minor in Anthropology. Elizabeth's research interests include humanizing pedagogy and classroom climate and culture.

    With a Master's degree in Teacher Education and a Bachelor's degree in Physics Education from Brigham Young University, Elizabeth has a rich teaching background. She has taught physics and astronomy at various high schools and directed pre-college engineering programs aimed at underrepresented students. Her professional experience extends to instructional design, where she has developed online courses for BYU Online High School.

    Elizabeth's work is characterized by her dedication to educational equity and improving teaching and learning environments. Outside of her professional life, she is an avid Liverpool fan and enjoys mountain biking and snowboarding.

  • Alexandrea Henry

    Alexandrea Henry

    Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2023

    BioAlexandrea Henry, from Sacramento, CA, is a Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Education in the Race, Inequality, and Language in Education and Curriculum and Teacher Education programs. They earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and minor in education from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Alexandrea’s research draws upon Black studies, Abolitionist pedagogy, Critical Pedagogy, and studies of Carceral Logics in education to consider how young people are making sense of power through discipline. Moreover, she is interested in centering the experiences and expertise of K-2 students in the fight for liberatory learning spaces. While at Stanford, Alexandrea has worked on the Accessible Ethnic Studies project, Newberry Institute project, Juvenile Justice and Alternative Education project, has taught in San Bruno Jail, and is a Systems Navigator with the Santa Clara Public Defenders Office. Previously, they were a public school teacher and union organizer in North Philadelphia, a preschool teacher in Oakland, and has worked on district-level projects related to equity and professional development.

  • Michael Hines

    Michael Hines

    Assistant Professor of Education

    BioMichael Hines is a historian of American education whose work concentrates on the educational activism of Black teachers, students, and communities during the Progressive Era (1890s-1940s). He is an Assistant Professor of Education, and an affiliated faculty member with the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Bill Lane Center for the American West. He is the author of A Worthy Piece of Work (Beacon Press, 2022) which details how African Americans educator activists in the early twentieth century created new curricular discourses around race and historical representation. Dr. Hines has published six peer reviewed articles and book chapters in outlets including the Journal of African American History, History of Education Quarterly, Review of Educational Research, and the Journal of the History Childhood and Youth. He has also written for popular outlets including the Washington Post, Time magazine, and Chalkbeat. He teaches courses including History of Education in the U.S., and Education for Liberation: A History of African American Education, 1800-The Present.