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  • Kisha Porcher,

    University of Delaware
    221 Memorial Hall
    Newark, DE 19716

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    Kisha Porcher, Ph. D. is an assistant professor who teaches English Education. She served as a former high school English Language Arts teacher, International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Senior Educational Consultant and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. She holds a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Spelman College, M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College Columbia University, and Ph.D in Teaching and Teacher Education from George Mason University. Her research focuses on three distinct interrelated areas: 1) archeology of the self (Sealey-Ruiz, 2019) as foundational to teaching and learning 2) exploration of assets and conditions of Black & Brown students and communities 3) centering Blackness in community-engaged learning and teaching.

 

 

221 Memorial HallNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass2A27201D477D40BFA4ABA0499F58457F"><p>Kisha Porcher, Ph. D. is an assistant professor who teaches English Education. She served as a former high school English Language Arts teacher, International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Senior Educational Consultant and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice. She holds a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Spelman College, M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College Columbia University, and Ph.D in Teaching and Teacher Education from George Mason University. Her research focuses on three distinct interrelated areas: 1) archeology of the self (Sealey-Ruiz, 2019) as foundational to teaching and learning 2) exploration of assets and conditions of Black & Brown students and communities 3) centering Blackness in community-engaged learning and teaching. </p></div>kporcher@udel.eduPorcher, Kisha<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Kisha%20Porcher.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorEnglish Education;Race and Ethnicity StudiesB.A. English & Secondary Education, Spelman College; M.A. Curriculum & Instruction, Teachers College Columbia University; Ph.D. Teaching & Teacher Education, George Mason University

 

 

 

 

ELATE<p> </p><p>Anti-Blackness is woven into the fabric of the U.S., and more specifically, in English Education programs. In order to enact social justice, we have to explicitly acknowledge the presence of anti-blackness. The research study explores how Black English Education faculty center Blackness in their courses, to develop a framework to determine how centering Blackness can be the foundation of English Education programs. This shifts from just stating that Black Lives Matter, to <em>action. </em></p>Porcher, Kishakporcher<img alt="" src="/ResearchProject/ELATE.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

UDARI Faculty Fellowship Award for Spring 2021 <p>​<strong>Kisha Porcher</strong>, Assistant Professor, has been awarded the UDARI Faculty Fellowship Award, along with Jessica Edwards, for her Black Racial Literacy Roundtable proposal.  This roundtable would focus on the following goals:  * Develop a safe space for Black faculty to process racism they have experienced; * Glean mental, physical and social health strategies; * Report anonymous information (based on permission) to the Anti-Racism subcommittees to develop useful policies to dismantle the racism that Black Faculty experience; * Present findings from our affinity space at conferences to inform other universities focused on anti-racism initiatives; and * Write at least one manuscript to document the findings of the Black Racial Literacy Roundtable.</p>Porcher, Kishakporcher

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  • Department of English
  • 203 Memorial Hall
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2361
  • english@udel.edu