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Research

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Manuscripts Under Review or In Preparation

  • Golden, N.A. & Pandya, J. (under review). The utility of identity as position: Working towards responsive critical literacies, desire-centered research, and equity.
  • Golden, N.A. & Bieler, D. (under review). Revisiting advocacy: Organizing for education in de-professionalizing times.
  • Golden, N.A. (under revision). Teaching for equity: Resisting entrenched notions of critical literacy education for social justice.
  • Golden, N.A., Loredo, S., Hulett, V., Markey, C., Miller, E., Moser, R., & Vargas, G. (under revision). Authenticity through co-authorship: The power of writing alongside our students.
  • Golden, N.A. (in preparation). Language, identity, and social space: Building theory with youth through literary analysis and social science research
  • Golden, N.A. & Dover, A. (in preparation). Working for justice through educator and learner agency: A content analysis of social justice teacher assessments.
  • Golden, N.A. & Allen, Q. (in preparation). Black male youth and educational opportunity: Positioning theory as a framework for responsive teacher education.

                                        

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Research Agenda

Literacy and equity are at the core of my work as a scholar. As a former literacy coach and secondary-level English teacher in New York City, I am deeply aware of educational inequity and the stark gaps of opportunity in our society. As a participant in multiple communities dedicated to improving life trajectories, options, and outcomes through inquiry and critique, I see my scholarship as a means of building knowledge and supporting better approaches, practices, and structures in literacy education. To speak to multiple communities and the complex issues at hand in educational processes, my research agenda is divided into three domains, which, together, form a continuum. These domains, which comprise my life-long research agenda, are: 1) to investigate the linguistic and other social processes that marginalize youth in and out of classrooms, 2) to investigate pedagogical practices intended to mitigate these processes of marginalization, and 3) to study and assess meaningful teacher education that seeks to prepare future educators to engage this work.

Through scholarship in each of these domains, I aim to speak to other literacy education researchers, teacher-educators, and both current and future practitioners. Employing narrative/discourse analysis and Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR), my work aims to build knowledge on who learners and teachers are in the spaces of the classroom, and how identities, funds of knowledge, use of cultural tools, and social positionings can be leveraged to create meaningful learning opportunities. A central aim across these domains is to bridge work in theoretical and empirical domains with scholarship that supports educator daily practice in ways that improve access and equity both in and through literacy education.

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Presentations

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) 2017

  • Research presenter. Re-claiming voices of youth within increasingly hostile school climates. Research to be presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO, November, 2017.
  • Research and advocacy presenter. Direct action 101 for English teachers and teacher educators: How to organize for equity in a testing-saturated culture. Research to be presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO, November, 2017.
  • Discussant. One Size does Not Fit All: Teaching English for Social Justice in Different Contexts. Responding to research presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), St. Louis, MO, November, 2017.

 

PEER-REFEREED PRESENTATIONS

  • Research presenter. Cultivating equity across contexts:  Social justice with teacher candidates, secondary students, and in-service teachers. Research presented at the Conference on English Education (CEE) biannual conference, Columbus, OH, June 2017.
  • Roundtable leader. Centering intersectional, justice-oriented English education. Research presented at the Conference on English Education (CEE) biannual conference, Columbus, OH, June 2017.
  • Division K research presenter (with Allen, Q.) Black male youth and educational opportunity: Positioning theory as a framework for responsive teacher education. Research presented at Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX, April 2017.
  • Division K workgroup leader (with Bieler, D., Dover, A., & Jones, D.). How can equity-oriented teacher educators respond to corporatization? A research and resistance roundtable. Workshop presented at Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX, April 2017.
  • Research presenter.  Working for justice through educator and learner agency: A content analysis of social justice teacher assessments. Research presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly of Research (NCTEAR), San Francisco, CA, February 2017.
  • Chair and research co-presenter (w Pandya, J.) The utility of identity as position: Working towards responsive critical literacies, desire-centered research, and equity. Research presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, December 2016.
  • Research panel chair. Advocating for meaningful assessment in neoliberal times. Review of research presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Atlanta, GA, November 2016.
  • Roundtable presenter. Teaching for equity: Resisting entrenched notions of critical literacy education for social justice. Project and scholarship presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Atlanta, GA, November 2016.
  • Research panel co-presenter. (with Hulett, V., Loredo, S., Markey, C., Miller, E., Moser, R., & Vargas, G.) Learning lived realities through authentic writing. Research presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Atlanta, GA, November 2016.
  • Division G research panel presenter. A nation at promise: Challenging deficit constructions of male youth labeled “at-risk”. Research presented at Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC, April 2016.
  • Division G research panel presenter. Countering reified framings of social justice: Revisiting the ‘critical’ in critical literacy. Research presented at Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC, April 2016.
  • Division K research panel presenter. Neoliberalism on the ground: Teachers’ changing roles and relationships in an alternative high school equivalency program. Research presented at Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC, April 2016.
  • Writing and Literacies SIG research panel co-presenter (with Pandya, J.). Revisiting literacies and identities: Agency, Intertextuality, and Positioning in learning spaces. Research presented at Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC, April 2016.
  • Research presenter. Expanding culturally-responsive literacies: Camera as cultural tool. Research presented at Annual Conference of the Literacy Research Association (LRA), Carlsbad, CA, December 2015.
  • Research co-presenter. Improvisation and equity: The role of literacy in the identity enactments of marginalized youth. Research presented at Annual Conference of the Literacy Research Association (LRA), Carlsbad, CA, December 2015.
  • Research panel presenter. Language, identity, and social space: Building theory with youth through literary analysis and social science. Research presented at Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Minneapolis, MN, November 2015.
  • Roundtable presenter. Teaching for equity: Resisting entrenched notions of literacy education for social justice. Research presented at Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Minneapolis, MN, November 2015.
  • Roundtable presenter. Bridging Social Justice and Future Educators’ Dispositions. Research presented at biannual conference of International Federation of the Teaching of English (IFTE)/Conference on English Education (CEE), Bronx, NY, July 2015.
  • Research panel presenter. “You Actually Became Something:” Young Men of Color, (Re)Positioning, and Literacy. Research presented at Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Boston, MA, November 2013.
  • Research Strand Roundtable presenter. Naming the World Differently: Young Men of  Color and Educational Disparity Discourse. Research presented at Annual Conference of National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE), Las Vegas, NV, November 2012.
  • Presenter (with Young Men’s Group). Finding Our Callings: Our Response to the  Vibrations and the Trap. YPAR project presented at the Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEASSA) Annual Conference, New York, NY, June 2012.
  • Lead Presenter. Participatory Action Research and Theory: Inviting Students to Build Theory through Literary Analysis and Social Science Co-generative Research, Research project presented at Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Philadelphia, PA November 2009.
  • Lead Presenter. Media, Determinism, and Bigger Thomas: Reading Our Social Worlds through Richard Wright’s Native Son. Annual Meeting of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education (CAOE), Chicago, April 2008.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • Research presenter. Literacies, identities, and learning. Orange County Human Relations BRIDGES Summer Program. July, 2017.
  • Research presenter (with Froebel, M., Johnson, S., Holmes-Andrews, R., Morgan, M. & Rombalski, A., ). Creating Spaces for Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) in Secondary Learning Environments. Research presented at the Free Minds, Free People Conference in Baltimore, MD, July 2017.
  • (Com)Passionate English Education panel presenter. Conference on English Education (CEE) biannual conference, Columbus, OH, June 2017.
  • Panelist. Navigating multiple pathways to publication and living the writerly life in academia. Work presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting to the Doctoral Student Innovative Community Group (DSICG), Nashville, TN, December 2016.
  • Invited Speaker. Narrative Analysis, Agency, and Literacy. Analytical methods and research presented at Teachers College Columbia University English Education program, New York, NY, March 2014.
  • Invited Speaker. “School is not where they live:” Narrative Analysis Methodology in Sociocultural Literacy Research. Analytical Methods and Research presented at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, July 2014.
  • Invited Speaker. Narrative Analysis, Agency, and Literacy. Analytical methods and research presented at Teachers College Columbia University English Education program, New York, NY, March 2014.
  • Invited Speaker. Radical Listening with Youth: Collaborative Research and Action in  Literacy Education. Project presented at Teachers College Columbia University Racial Literacy Roundtable (RLR) Series, New York, NY, February 2014.
  • Invited Speaker. “In a Position I See Myself In:” Identity and Learning. Research presented at Millsaps College Education Department, Jackson, MS, November 2013.
  • Invited Speaker. Perspectives on Urban Education. Identity and Literacy: Young Men of Color and Positioning/(Re)positioning Practices. Research presented at Graduate Center CUNY Urban Education Lecture Series, New York, NY, November 2013.
  • Invited Speaker. Narrative Analysis Methodology and Methods. Narrative analysis process and research presented at Teachers College Columbia University English Education program, New York, NY, March 2013.
  • Presenter (with Young Men’s Group). Young Men of Color and Educational Histories:  Dialoguing around Our Stories to Explore Meaningful Teaching and Learning. Youth Participatory Action Research project-in-progress presented at New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) Annual Conference, New York, NY, March 2012.
  • Lead Presenter. Masculinity, Race, and the GED: Collaborating with Students on Literacy and Agency, Pilot Research Project presented at Free Minds, Free People Conference, Providence, RI, July 2011.