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Valerie Felita Kinloch Collection
Department of English, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Concentration: Composition & Rhetoric.Dissertation Title: "A Cultural Critique of the City as a Site of Rhetorical Education."
English, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Concentration: Literature/African American Literature.
English, Honors College Program, Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
English Education; Literacy; Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice; Middle School and High School Learners; Research on Writing; andAfrican American Literature and Biographical Writings
Valerie F. Kinloch completed her graduate studies (M.A. and Ph.D.) in English at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Currently, she is Assistant Professor in English Education at Teachers College. Prior to this appointment, she was Assistant Professor of English, Composition, and Rhetoric at the University of Houston-Downtown. Her most recent work investigates democratic learning, language practices, spatial literacies, and community affiliation in the education of diverse student populations. Her book, Still Seeking an Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan, was published by Lexington Books in 2004. Her second book, June Jordan: Her Life & Letters, which explores the life, writings, teachings, and scholarship of the poet, was published by Praeger Publishers in 2006. She is currently working on two grant projects: NCTE and Spencer Foundation funded research on the writing choices, language practices, and community literacies (concerning space/postmodern geographies, struggle, success, and art) of African American and Latino high school and first-year college students in New York City. Valerie's research has appeared in English Education, College Composition and Communication,Word, Journal of Advanced Composition, and Developmental Education and Urban Literacy Monograph, and is forthcoming in an NCTE-published book as well as in other academic journals.
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