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Dr. Christina “V” Villarreal
Proudly born and raised in the Bay Area, Christina “V” Villarreal spent nearly a decade teaching and learning with the beautiful youth of East Oakland, CA where she taught middle school social studies and then served as an assistant principal. She also taught Ethnic Studies courses at San Francisco State University for three years before moving the East Coast for graduate school. Currently, Villarreal serves as the Faculty Director of the Teacher Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she also teaches courses on Ethnic Studies and Healing Centered Engagement. Additionally, she serves as a Radical Healing trainer with Flourish Agenda, and as an Ethnic Studies consultant with Acosta Educational Partnership. She holds a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley, an Ed.M. from Harvard University, an M.A. in Ethnic Studies from SF State, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Education from Columbia University. Her work and research focus on enactments of humanizing pedagogies, racial literacy and radical healing in classrooms, schools, and communities. When she’s not teaching, (which is completely online these days!) she can be found baking cookies or cupcakes, eating a huge bowls of noodles or cuddling with her doggie, Canela.
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