Dispossessed in School: Framing the Systemic Disinvestment and Abandonment of Latina Students

11:00 AM EST
UMass Boston, McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Ryan Lounge, Boston, MA

Presentation by Patricia Krueger-Henney

Combining portraiture with youth participatory action research, this presentation highlights disparities in how Latinas and other students of color are placed in probational spaces of criminal justice-based school discipline. Documenting the experiences of a Black Dominican high school student, the visual data from this New York City-based project show institutional abandonment as disinvestment in young women's personhood, social isolation, and deprivation of agency and self-control. The presentation concludes with a discussion of multi-sited justice work.

About the speaker: 
Dr. Patricia Krueger-Henney is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at UMass Boston. She earned a PhD from the City University of New York and specializes in educational policies in urban school systems.