Feminist scholar to speak at graduate commencement ceremony
May 22, 2012
Michelle Fine, a prominent feminist scholar, will be the speaker at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling’s commencement ceremony on June 3.
Fine is a distinguished professor of social psychology, women’s studies, and urban education at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has helped reshape thinking about social issues, integrating critical psychological theory with feminist and postcolonial theory, participatory methods, and strong commitments to research for social justice. She is a pioneer in the field of youth participatory action research, an approach to research that values the significant knowledge people hold about their lives and experiences.
Fine has authored or coauthored numerous books and articles on dropouts, women with disabilities, the “missing discourse of desire” in sex education classrooms, Muslim American youth, participatory action research methods, and the impact of college on women in prison. Her awards include the Willystine Goodsell award from the American Educational Research Association (2007) and the Carolyn Sherif award from the American Psychological Association (2001).
Free workshop offered
On June 2, Fine will host a workshop—Circuits of Dispossession and Resistance: Participatory Inquiry in the Classroom and on the Streets—at the Center for Self Enhancement, 3920 North Kerby Avenue. Register now for the public event.