Author Bio

Vaughn W. M. Watson is an assistant professor of teacher education, in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, and a former public high-school English teacher of 12 years in Brooklyn, N.Y. Vaughn’s research and teaching examine ways in which youth of color, making meaning of diverse literacies and identities across creative and artistic artifacts and practices, reframe understandings of changing mandates for student work, and teacher accountability. His areas of research focus are the interplay of literacy learning and reimagining identities with youth of color across socio-cultural contexts of English education, civic learning and action, and qualitative participatory research methodologies. watsonv2@msu.edu


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