Jessica Sierk

Associate Professor/NY6 Academic Leadership Fellow Education Department
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Dr. Jessica Sierk is an Associate Professor of Education at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where she teaches Sexuality Education, Identity in Higher Education, Critical Whiteness Studies, and Critical Media Literacy. She received her B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education and her Ph.D. in Education Studies with a specialization in Social Analysis, Educational Policy, and Reform from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her M.S. in English as a Second Language Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her previous research about education in demographically transitioning communities has been featured in journals like Critical Inquiry in Language Studies and Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. Her work has also been published in books like The Price of Nice: How Good Intentions Maintain Educational Inequity (edited by Angelina Castagno, published by University of Minnesota Press), Pedagogical Translanguaging: Theoretical, Methodological, and Empirical Perspectives (edited by Päivi Juvonen and Marie Källkvist, published by Multilingual Matters), and the forthcoming Teaching and Learning in the New Latino Diaspora: Creating Culturally Responsive Practice (edited by Edmund Hamann, Socorro Herrera, Enrique Murillo, and Stanton Wortham, published by Teachers College Press). She is working on several new research projects focused on higher education pedagogical innovations related to labor-based contract grading, undergraduate research experiences, and social media.

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