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Lasana Kazembe

School of Education/Department of Urban Teacher Education

Expert Bio

Lasana D. Kazembe is an assistant professor in the IUPUI School of Education’s Department of Urban Teacher Education and in the Africana Studies Program. He is a published poet, spoken-word artist, educational consultant, and scholar of urban teacher education, global Black arts movements, and the Black radical tradition in education.

His research interests intersect culturally sustaining pedagogy, the arts and arts pedagogy, and social and racial justice in education. Through teaching, research and community service, his work challenges and disrupts inequity and centers the transformative role of culture in urban education and the arts.

Areas of Expertise

Urban education, arts-based pedagogy, curriculum studies, race, culturally responsive teaching, global Black arts movements, arts and humanities.

Other Information

The Conversation, “I prepare aspiring teachers to educate kids of color”: https://theconversation.com/i-prepare-aspiring-teachers-to-educate-kids-of-color-heres-how-i-help-them-root-out-their-own-biases-141761

New Frontiers recognition: https://education.iupui.edu/features/_news/new-frontiers-lasana.html

Indiana Humanities speakers bureau: https://indianahumanities.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/INseparable-Speakers-Bureau-Catalog-V8.pdf

New Frontiers grant: https://news.iu.edu/stories/2020/02/iu/inside/05-new-frontiers-arts-humanities-grants.html

Celebrating Indiana’s Black artists: https://thecenterpresents.org/about/news-media/news-release-items/arts-midwest-dr-lazana-kazembe/

Book recommendations: https://nuvo.newsnirvana.com/education/five-not-so-easy-pieces-book-recommendations-by-lasana-kazembe-on-systemic-racism/article_5b74b83c-ac66-11ea-bbfd-cb765fb0d8ec.html

“Developing a Black arts movement curriculum”: https://nuvo.newsnirvana.com/lasana-kazembe-on-developing-a-black-arts-movement-curriculum-for-the-classroom/article_fb96f742-4156-11ea-b120-a7156c5d2d70.html

Mosaic Faculty Fellows: https://itnews.iu.edu/articles/2019/IU-announces-two-new-cohorts-of-Mosaic-Faculty-Fellows%20-.php

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