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Justin A. Coles


Justin Coles

Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Teaching
113 West 60th Street, Room 1103F
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Justin A. Coles is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Adolescent English Language Arts Education in the division of Curriculum and Teaching. Prior to joining Fordham, Coles was a 2016-2018 Fellow in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Research Foundation's Cultivating New Voices (CNV) Among Scholars of Color.

Coles' scholarship interests converge at the intersections of English Language Arts, Urban Education, and Critical Race Studies. He is particularly committed to learning from and with the dynamic language and literacy practices that urban youth are engaged in and how these practices serve as powerful analytics in addressing and dismantling inequitable structures within society and U.S. schooling.

He has previously taught a range of courses, including Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions; Diversity in Children's and Adolescent Literature; and Alternative Voices in American Literature.