I am Black woman who mothers, co-learns and creates environments for change through education as is my calling. I am Brooklyn-born and Jersey raised, and from these local contexts have developed a global orientation towards countering anti-Blackness and using language as a means to both reveal and combat the dehumanization of Black people and all humanity. Wherever I go, I am in relationship with and accountable to my community and ancestors. They compel me to have my work honor the wealth inherent in maintaining these foundational connections.
I am a researcher and assistant professor of teacher education, languages and multilingualism, and have partnered with institutions that serve primary through adult learners as a consultant since 2016. My scholarship and more information about my background can be found here. My primary research interests are language teacher preparation, learning and teaching and critical qualitative methods.
Tasha Austin PhD, Founder