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Trans on Campus Speaker Series: “Trickle Up” Educational Praxis: What Trans Student Experiences Can Teach Us About College-going and Student Success

Nov 15, 2023 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented by Z Nicolazzo, PhD, Associate Professor of Trans* Studies in Education at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona

In a neoliberal educational landscape, there are shrinking resources to meet increased institutional demands and student needs. As a result, groups are often pitted against each other to seek always-diminishing funding sources. Added to the heightened sociopolitical scrutiny regarding identity-specific experiences, educators can often feel they are at a loss for how to focus on student success for marginalized students. In her talk, Nicolazzo will use her previous work on trans college students to advocate for broadening understandings of student success, the importance of disaggregating data to tell deeper stories about student populations, and how taking a “trickle up approach” to educational praxis can improve outcomes for all students, especially those with (multiply) marginalized identities and experiences.

At the University of Arizona, Nicolazzo is a member of the Trans* Studies Initiative. She is also the organizer of the Trans Studies in Educatioin Speaker Series at the university as well a co-organizer for the Trans Freedom Summer School initiative.

This event, in celebration of American Education Week, is sponsored by Phd in Educational Leadership; Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship; Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA); Student Government Association (SGA); and the Multicultural Fund.

This virtual event is free and open to the Springfield College community and the general public.

Pre-registration is requested for this virtual event – register now!

Questions? Please contact inclusion@springfield.edu or (413) 748-3050.

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November 15
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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