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Shameka N. Powell

Assistant Professor
Co-Director of Educational Studies

Shameka Powell

Shameka N. Powell

Assistant Professor
Co-Director of Educational Studies

Phone 617-627-0967
Paige Hall, Room 309
12 Upper Campus Road, Medford, MA
Biography: 

Shameka N. Powell is an assistant professor of Educational Studies and is affiliated with the Master of Arts in Teaching program in the Department of Education. Dr. Powell's research focuses on equality of educational opportunity and the intersections of race, class, gender in school spaces. Specifically, they interrogate how institutional agents create, exacerbate, and alleviate stratification patterns within schools. Additionally, Dr. Powell examines critical literacy approaches teachers and students employ within classrooms. They situate their research within Critical Race Theory and Queer of Color Theories. 

Education: 
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Secondary English Education
B.A., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Secondary English Education and Political Science