The Department of english and the Department of Africana Studies are pleased to announce a lecture by Ernest Morrell, "On Literatures, Literacies, and Liberation: The Discourse of English," Tuesday, October 25, at 5:00 pm in the Morris Inn Ballroom Salon A. A reception will follow.
Ernest Morrell is the Macy Professor of English Education and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Morrell’s scholarship focuses on how to provide youth the skills they need to succeed academically and function more powerfully as citizens in a multicultural democracy. Morrell is the author of Becoming Critical Researchers: Literacy and Empowerment for Urban Youth (2004), Critical Literacy and Urban Youth: Pedagogies of Access, Dissent, and Liberation (2008), Critical Media Pedagogies: Teaching for Achievement in City Schools (2013), winner of the American Library Association’s Outstanding Academic Title Book Award, and Every Child a Super Reader: 7 Strengths to Open a World of Possible (2016).