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Priya Parmar

Associate Professor
Secondary Education

Location: 2403c James Hall
Phone: 718.951.4377
Fax: 718.951.4816

Priya Parmar's research interests are framed by a deep commitment to social change and social justice through constructivism, social activism and liberatory teaching practices. She is particularly interested in the development of language and literacy skills in urban youth who have been disenfranchised by either schooling or environment. Parmar has worked closely with several Brooklyn high schools through the College Now Program in a program she co-created (with Dr. Bryonn Bain) called "Lyrical Minded: Enhancing Literacy Through Popular Culture and Spoken Word Poetry." Parmar has also devoted her time to teaching an English class in various Brooklyn high schools through the CUNY College Now Program. The class centered on critical literacies (including media literacy), spoken word poetry and Hip Hop culture.

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