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Our distinctive range of faculty research specialties makes us particularly well positioned to prepare future educators to meet the needs of the whole child.

Explore below (or download this file) for lists of the Attallah College faculty, alumni, and students presenting at the 2019 AERA (American Educational Research Association) meeting.

+ - Attallah AERA Reception

Join us for our annual reception at the 2019 AERA meeting.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
8–10 pm

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Lower Concourse, Grand East
123 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada

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+ - Attallah AERA Faculty Presentations

Friday, April 5, 2019

  12:00–2:00 pm

  • A Historically Black College/University Research-Practice Partnership to Co-Construct Equitable Learning Ecologies for Minoritized Youth
    Angel Miles Nash
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 717A

  4:20–6:20 pm

  • Queering Mathematics: Disrupting Binary Oppositions in Mathematics Education
    Cathery Yeh
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Room 803B

Saturday, April 6, 2019

  8:00–9:30 am

  • “Now that I realize...I can grow”: Adolescent Scholars Self-authoring through Trauma (Re)Positioning Literacy
    Noah Asher Golden, Jennifer James
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Second Floor, Kent

  8:00–10:00 am

  • Challenging Trump’s Xenophobic Fascism in the Era of Fake News: Presenting a Collective Front
    Lilia D. Monzó, Peter L. McLaren (Discussants), Yan Wang (Chair)
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Cedar

  • Confronting Colonialism and the Attack on Public Education in Puerto Rico
    Anaida Colón-Muñiz
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Cedar

  • Crafting a Pedagogy of Truth-Seeking in China
    Suzanne SooHoo
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Cedar

  • Decolonizing Literacies in the Era of “Post-Truth”: Moving Between Writing the Word and Reading the World
    Miguel Zavala
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Cedar

  • Doing Counterwork in Mathematics Education in the Age of Trump
    Cathery Yeh
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Cedar

  10:25–11:55 am

  • “We lack capacity”: District Special Education Administrator Perspectives of Inclusion and Students with Intellectual Disability
    Meghan E. Cosier, Chris Toutain
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 712

  2:15–3:45 pm

  • Journal of Computer Science Integration
    Keith E. Howard, Nicol R. Howard (Ph.D. '15)
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 718

  • Marx and Liberation Theology: Toward a Dialectical Approach to Moral Conscience and Liberation
    Peter L. McLaren, Lilia D. Monzó
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall G

  4:10–6:10 pm

  • Same As It Ever Was: Mapping Inequity in One Urban School District
    Meghan E. Cosier
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 205B

  6:35–8:35 pm

  • Freire and Education
    Miguel Zavala
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Second Floor, Dominion Ballroom South

Sunday, April 7, 2019

  8:00–9:30 am

  • Re-Visioning Education Research for the Post-Truth Era
    Suzanne SooHoo (Chair)
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Second Floor, Dominion Ballroom North

  3:40–5:10 pm

  • Mapping Access to General Education for Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism: The Landscape in California and New York
    Meghan E. Cosier, Donald N. Cardinal, Audri Gomez (Ph.D. '16), Chris Toutain
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 203B

  • Post-Truth Era: A Freirean Response
    Suzanne SooHoo (Discussant)
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Lower Concourse, Osgoode Ballroom

  7:05–8:35 pm

  • Rethinking Educational Marxism(s)
    Peter L. McLaren (Discussant), Lilia D. Monzó
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 202D

  • Alternative Schooling and Organizing: Teaching as Resistance
    Peter L. McLaren (Discussant)
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Lower Concourse, Sheraton Hall C

Monday, April 8, 2019

 8:00–10:00 am

  • Moving Disability Studies in Education Theory to Practice: Making the Theoretical Practical for Praxis
    Scot Danforth (Discussant)
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 205B

  • A Case Study of Critical Program Development with Migrant Students
    Miguel Zavala
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 205D

  • Paulo Freire and Critical Pedagogy in a Post-Truth Era
    Lilia D. Monzó (Chair), Peter L. McLaren (Discussant)
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Second Floor, Dominion Ballroom North

  10:25–11:55 am

  • Critical digital literacies across scales and beneath the screen
    Noah Asher Golden
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Maple West

  • Democratic Engagement and LCFF
    Michelle Hall
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 201B

  • The Intersection of Disability Studies and Teacher Education: Building a Framework for Inclusion
    Trisha Sugita, Anne Steketee
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall G

  12:20–1:50 pm

  • Frontiers in Education
    Margaret Grogan
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 718B

  • Foreign-born Faculty in the U.S. and Multicultural Curriculum Reform
    Miguel Zavala
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Lower Concourse, Osgoode Ballroom

  2:15–3:45 pm

  • "It's Good Because It Makes You Change": Children's and Teachers' Responses to a Systems Thinking Curriculum
    Amy Lassiter Ardell, Margaret Sauceda Curwen
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall F

  6:35–8:05 pm

  • Beginnings, Continuations, and Contemplations: A Conversation About Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies
    Peter L. McLaren (Discussant)
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Lower Concourse, Sheraton Hall C

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  8:00–9:30 am

  • Campus Racial Climate, Fear and Sexualization of Black Masculinities at a Predominantly White University
    Quaylan Allen
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall F

  • Studying the elements of a video-based professional development design
    Tara Barnhart
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Room 801A

  • Developing Responsive and Relational Mathematics Pedagogies: A Model that Situates Professional Learning in Video and Community
    Cathery Yeh
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Room 801A

  10:25–11:55 am

  • Decolonizing Literacies as the Interstices Between Writing the Word and Reading the World
    Miguel Zavala
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 706

  • Growing Against the Grain: Counterstories of Asian American Mathematics Education Scholars
    Cathery Yeh
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall F

+ - Attallah AERA Alumni Presentations

Thursday, April 4, 2019

  1:00–5:00 pm

  • (Re)engaging with the Intersections of Disability and Curriculum: Moving Toward a Culture of Anti-Ableist, Intersectional, and Interdependence Praxis
    Division B Pre-Conference Seminar (Day 1 of 2)
    Holly Pearson (Ph.D. '16), David Isaac Hernandez-Saca
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 600 Level, Room 601B

Friday, April 5, 2019

  8:00–11:30 am

  • (Re)engaging With the Intersections of Disability and Curriculum: Moving Toward a Culture of Anti-Ableist, Intersectional, and Interdependence Praxis
    Division B Pre-Conference Seminar (Day 2 of 2)

    Holly Pearson (Ph.D. '16) and David Isaac Hernandez-Saca
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 600 Level, Room 601B

  2:25–3:55 pm

  • Chasing Resources: A Mixed Methods Study of a Professional Learning Network
    Nicol R. Howard (Ph.D. '15)
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall G

  • Mindfulness and Well-Being Among Teachers
    Ndindi Kitonga (Ph.D. '10), Chair
    Fairmont Royal Hotel, Convention Floor, Concert Hall

Saturday, April 6, 2019

  2:15–3:45 pm

  • Journal of Computer Science Integration
    Keith E. Howard, Nicol R. Howard (Ph.D. '15)
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 718

  • Disrupting Boundaries of Disability While Reimagining Educational Justice Landscapes: Contentions in Disability Studies in Education
    Holly Pearson (Ph.D. '16)
    , Chair
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 205B

  • Now What? Where Have We Arrived? Perambulating Around the Historical Boundaries of DS
    Holly Pearson (Ph.D. '16)
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 205B

  • Marginal voices: Creating poetry from the voices of Iranian-American mothers raising children with dis/abilities
    Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi (Ph.D. '18)
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Provincial Ballroom South

  • Brave Spaces: Action Research with Queer Educators
    Kevin Stockbridge (Ph.D. '17)
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine, Carelton

  4:10–6:10 pm

  • Intersectionality and Social Contexts: What Does It Mean to Live at the Intersections?
    Holly Pearson (Ph.D. '16), Discussant
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 205B

Monday, April 8, 2019

  8:00–10:00 am

  • Attraction and Resistance in the Lives of Queer Catholic Teachers
    Kevin Stockbridge (Ph.D. '17)
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Second Floor, Provincial Ballroom North

  10:25–11:55 am

  • Terms of Engagement: Redefining Parental Involvement and STEM Identity for Black Girls
    Nicol R. Howard (Ph.D. '15)
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall F

  • Questioning social markers of difference: A multimodal narrative of Iranian-American mothers raising individuals with dis/abilities
    Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi (Ph.D. '18)
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall F

  2:15–3:45 pm

  • The Cultural and Indigenous Epistemologies of Non-Western Immigrant Teachers
    Ndindi Kitonga (Ph.D. '10)
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Room 801A

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  10:25–11:55 am

  • Modeling Skills for Survival: Hidden Curriculum in Rural Fiji Education*
    Elizabeth Yomantas (Ph.D. '18)
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall F
       * International Studies SIG Award for 2019 Outstanding Paper

+ - Attallah AERA Student Presentations

Saturday, April 6, 2019

  8:00–9:30 am

  • “Now that I realize...I can grow”: Adolescent Scholars Self-authoring through Trauma (Re)Positioning Literacy
    Noah Asher Golden, Jennifer James
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Second Floor, Kent

  8:00–10:00 am

  • Challenging Trump’s Xenophobic Fascism in the Era of Fake News: Presenting a Collective Front
    Lilia D. Monzó, Peter L. McLaren (Discussants), Yan Wang (Chair)
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Cedar 

  10:25–11:55 am

  • “We lack capacity”: District Special Education Administrator Perspectives of Inclusion and Students with Intellectual Disability
    Meghan E. Cosier, Chris Toutain
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 712

Sunday, April 7, 2019

  3:40–5:10 pm

  • Mapping Access to General Education for Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism: The Landscape in California and New York
    Meghan E. Cosier, Donald N. Cardinal, Audri Gomez (Ph.D. '16), Chris Toutain
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 203B

Monday, April 8, 2019

 10:25–11:55am

  • The Intersection of Disability Studies and Teacher Education: Building a Framework for Inclusion
    Trisha Sugita, Anne Steketee
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 800 Level, Hall G

  4:10-5:40 pm

  • Playbuilding Experiences with Chinese Graduate Students: A Participatory Arts-based Research Project
    Yan Wang
    Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Lower Concourse, Grand Centre

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  8:00-9:30 am

  • An investigation of increased rates of autism in US public schools
    Julie Fraumeni-McBride
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 300 Level, Hall C