The LGBT Center and the Alice Paul Center invite you to a lecture by Edward Brockenbrough (U of Rochester)
on Wednesday, March 25th at 7pm in the Goodhand Room (LGBT Center)
"Black Queer Pedagogy: Theory, Research, Practice"
Edward Brockenbrough is an assistant professor of Teaching and Curriculum at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester where he directs the Urban Teaching and Leadership Program, a Warner School initiative that prepares urban teachers with a commitment to social justice. He also teaches master’s and doctoral courses on concepts and issues in social science research, gender and sexual justice in schools, topics in teaching and schooling for pre-service teachers, and diversity and social justice in American education. Beyond Warner, he provides professional development for local K-12 educators on LGBT issues in schools.
Brockenbrough’s research focuses on negotiations of identity, pedagogy, and power in urban educational spaces, with particular attention to black, masculinity, and queer issues in education. His most recent study was an ethnography of an HIV/AIDS prevention center that operated as an alternative, culturally responsive pedagogical space for LGBT youth of color. Prior research projects have included an examination of the challenges and opportunities encountered by black male teachers in secondary, predominantly minority, urban schools and a comparison of the role modeling experiences of black, Latino, and white male teachers. His work has appeared in several journals and edited anthologies, and he recently served as co-editor of a special issue of Curriculum Inquiry—the journal’s first special issue ever—on “Queers of Color and Anti-Oppressive Knowledge Production.”