Making Scholarship Matter
JuliAnna Ávila is an Assistant Professor at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in English Education and digital literacies. A former high school teacher, she received her Ph.D. from The University of California at Berkeley and has published in English Journal, Teaching Education, Theory Into Practice, Pedagogies, and Teachers College Record. With Jessica Zacher Pandya, she is the co-editor of Critical Digital Literacies as Social Praxis: Intersections and Challenges (Lang, 2012) and Moving Critical Literacies Forward: A New Look at Praxis Across Contexts (Routledge, 2013). Her current research focuses on the utilization of digital composing to explore critical literacies with pre- and in-service English teachers.
William Ayers, formerly Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society, has written extensively about social justice, democracy and education, the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. His articles have appeared in numerous scholarly and popular journals, and his books include Teaching Toward Freedom; A Kind and Just Parent; Fugitive Days; On the Side of the Child; Teaching the Personal and the Political; (with Ryan Alexander-Tanner) To Teach: The Journey, in Comics; (with Kevin Kumashiro, Erica Meiners, Therese Quinn, and David Stovall) Teaching Toward Democracy; ← 153 | 154 → (with Bernardine Dohrn) Race Course. Edited books include (with Janet Miller) A Light in...
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