Employing Biopolitically Discriminate Borders

My latest paper in Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education is titled: “Embodying biopolitically discriminate borders: teachers’ spatializations of race.” I am especially proud of this paper because of how challenging it was to write. How teachers spoke about race and racialized space was an unexpected but deeply interesting theme to emerge inContinue reading “Employing Biopolitically Discriminate Borders”

Contagion Risk, Real and Imagined – Implications for the Future

Social crises offer a unique opportunity to made substantial and rapid change for the future – good or bad. Covid-19 is no different. Today’s pandemic reveals where and when societies fall short. When our healthcare and economic systems are taxed, the communities we most value, the resources we most cherish, and the fragility of certainContinue reading “Contagion Risk, Real and Imagined – Implications for the Future”

Transcending Borders in the Ethical Oversight of Human Genome Editing

This past week Ayesha Rasheed and I wrote a piece that featured on the Hasting’s Center Blog, you can read it here. Both of us are deeply interested in the ELSI (ethical, legal, and social implications) of Genetics Research and together started thinking about a few central questions: What processes, developments, movements earlier in theContinue reading “Transcending Borders in the Ethical Oversight of Human Genome Editing”

Reading List: Race & Genetics

I had a friend recently ask for a reading list on race and genetics. They had read the NYT OpEd by Bret Stephens and wanted to understand why race science continues to exist, how people think about genetics, and how people think about race in relation to genetics. In response, I’ve compiled the following. RecommendationsContinue reading “Reading List: Race & Genetics”

Where there is threat, is there possibility? If so, how do we harness it?

Nature recently released a news feature titled: The promise and peril of the new science of social genomics A very well-written piece, in which I make a small appearance. Maya Sabatello is quoted in the piece speaking on something I truly align with:  “One of the main concerns is not so much the study of genomics,Continue reading “Where there is threat, is there possibility? If so, how do we harness it?”

‘Letting Die’

“Upon the subject of education…I can only say that I view it as the most important subject, which we as a people can be engaged in. That every man may receive at least, a moderate education, and thereby be enabled to read the histories of his own and other countries, by which he may dulyContinue reading “‘Letting Die’”

DNA Dreams’: Teacher Perspectives on the Role and Relevance of Genetics for Education

Motivation for my latest paper: 1.We live in a world where genomic data is increasingly accessible. 2.There is a growing discussion on whether/how it might be relevant to edu. 3.We live in a highly stratified society where racism & classism are entrenched – genetics has been used to validate this Basic principles of the paper:Continue reading “DNA Dreams’: Teacher Perspectives on the Role and Relevance of Genetics for Education”

What does genetics mean for educational equity?

Hello world! It’s been a long time since I’ve come back to this blog, but it doesn’t mean I’ve stopped the work. If you haven’t seen it yet, here is my most recent piece of writing on Adversarial Collaboration: https://bold.expert/what-does-genetics-mean-for-educational-equity/ More to come soon as I update on the last few months!

The Challenges of Research Access and Accessible Research

Originally posted on FERSA University of Cambridge Blog:
By Daphne Martschenko,?Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge Historically-Burdened Concepts In?September 1998, my mother walked me the ten minutes from our home in suburban Virginia to Mosby Woods Elementary School, named after the American Confederate Ranger John Singleton Mosby. I was to be enrolled in the first…

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