Location: 2403c James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x4377
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 works closely with several Brooklyn high schools through the College Now Program in a program she created called "Lyrical Minded: Enhancing Literacy Through Popular Culture and Spoken Word Poetry." For the past several years, she has also devoted her time to teaching an English class in various Brooklyn high schools. The class centers on critical literacies (including media literacy), spoken word poetry and hip-hop culture.