Publications: M. T. Winn

Maisha's Publications

Books

Winn, M. T., Alfred, R., & Graham, H. (In progress). Restorative Justice in the English Language Arts Classroom. National Council of Teachers of English Principles in Practice Series.

Paris, D., & Winn, M. T. (Eds.). (2014). Humanizing research: Decolonizing qualitative inquiry with youth and communities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press. 

Meiners, E. R., & Winn, M. T. (Eds.). (2012). Education and incarceration. New York and London: Routledge (Special Issues to Books Series).

Winn, M. T., & Johnson, L.  (2011). Writing instruction in the culturally relevant classroom. National Council of Teachers of English. Principles in Practice Series.

Winn, M. T. (2011). Girl Time: Literacy, justice, and the school-to-prison pipeline. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. Teaching for Social Justice Series.

Fisher, M. T. (2009). Black literate lives: Historical and contemporary perspectives. New York, NY: Routledge. Critical Social Thought Series.

Fisher, M. T. (2007). Writing in rhythm: Spoken word poetry in urban classrooms. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. Language and Literacy Series.

Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Winn, M. T. (Accepted). Still writing in rhythm: Youth poets at work. Urban Education

Winn, M. T. (2015). Exploring the literate trajectories of youth across time and space: A retrospective research narrative. Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal.

Winn, L. T. & Winn, M. T. (2015). Expectations and realities: Education, the discipline gap, and the experiences of Black families migrating to small cities. Race and Social Problems, Special Issue on Education. Read the article here.

Winn, M. T. (2013). Toward a restorative English education. Research in the Teaching of English, 48(1): 126-135. Read the article here.

Winn, M. T. (2012). The politics of desire and possibility in urban playwriting: (Re)reading and (re)writing the script. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 7(4): 317-332. Read the article here.

Winn, M. T., & Jackson, C. A. (September-October, 2011). Toward a performance of possibilities: Resisting gendered (in)justice. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 24(5), 615-620.

Winn, M. T., & Behizadeh, N. (2011). The right to be literate: Literacy, education, and the school-to-prison pipeline. Review of Research in Education, 35(1) 147-173.

Winn, M. T. (December, 2010). “Betwixt and between:” Literacy, liminality, and the “celling” of Black girls. Race, Ethnicity, and Education, 13(4), 425-447.

Winn, M. T. (September 2010). “Our side of the story:” Moving incarcerated youth voices from margin to center. Race, Ethnicity, and Education, 13(3), 313-326. Read the article here.

Meiners, E. R., & Winn, M. T. (September 2010). Resisting the school-to-prison pipeline: The practice to build abolition democracies. Race, Ethnicity, and Education, 13(3), 271-276.

Winn, M. T. (Summer-Fall 2010). “We are all prisoners: Privileging prison voices in Black print culture.” Journal of African American History, 95(3-4), 392-416. Read the article here.

Fisher, M. T., Purcell, S. S., & May, R. (2009). Process, product, and playmaking. English Education, 41(4), 337-355.

Fisher, M. T. (2008). Catching butterflies. English Education, 40(2), 94-100.

Fisher, M. T. (2007). ‘Every city has soldiers:’ The role of intergenerational relationships in Participatory Literacy Communities. Research in the Teaching of English, 42(2), 139-162.

Fisher, M. T. (2006). Earning “dual degrees:” Black bookstores as alternative knowledge spaces. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 37(1), 83-99.

Fisher, M. T. (2005). Literocracy: Liberating language and creating possibilities. English Education, 37(2), 92-95.

Fisher, M. T. (2005). From the coffee house to the school house: The promise and potential of spoken word poetry in school contexts. English Education, 37(2), 115-131.

Fisher, M. T. (2004). The song is unfinished: The new literate and the literary and their institutions. Written Communication, 21(3), 290-312.

Fisher, M. T. (2003). Open mics and open minds: Spoken word poetry in African diaspora participatory literacy communities. Harvard Educational Review, 73(3), 362-389.

Working Papers

Winn, M. T. (2016). "Transforming justice. Transforming teacher education." University of Michigan, Teaching Works. Read the paper here.

Book Chapters—Peer Reviewed

Winn, L. T., & Winn, M. T. (2015). “There’s nothing for us here”: Black families navigating the school/prison nexus 60 years after Brown. In P. Noguera, J. Pierce & R. Ahram (Eds.), Race, Equity, and Education: Sixty Years from Brown. New York: Springer.

Johnson, L. P., & Winn, M. T. (2015). Toward a literacy continuum. In E. Morrell & L. Scherff (Eds.), New Directions in Teaching English: Reimagining Teaching, Teacher education and Research. Rowman & Littlefield. 

Winn, M. T. (2015). Between “Black girls rock” and a hard place. In R. Ross Girls in Justice. The Image of Justice.

Winn, M. T., & Franklin, S. S. (2014). Emerging from our silos: Coalition building for Black girls. In A. J. Nocella, P. Parmar, & D. Stovall From education to incarceration: Dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Winn, M. T. (2013). “I am that character”: Playwriting, performance, and possibilities. In K. Jocson’s (Ed.), Cultural transformations: Youth and pedagogies of possibility.  Cambridge: Harvard Educational Press. 

Winn, M. T. (2011). Down for the ride but not for the die. In V. Kinloch (Ed.), Urban literacies: Critical perspectives on language, learning, and community (pp. 125-141). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Winn, M. T., & Ubiles, J. R. (2011). Worthy witnessing: Collaborative research in urban classrooms. In A Ball & C. Tyson (Eds.), Studying Diversity in Teacher Education. (p. 295-308). New York, NY: Rowman and Littlefield. Read the paper here.

Fisher, M. T. (2010). Soldiering on: Black literate lives past and present. In K. Buras (Ed.), Pedagogy, policy, and the privatized city: Stories of dispossession and defiance from New Orleans (72-75). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Fisher, M. T. (2006). Building a literocracy: Diaspora literacy and heritage knowledge in participatory literacy communities. In A. Ball (Ed.), With more deliberate speed: Achieving equity and excellence in education — Realizing the full potential of Brown v. Board of Education. New York, NY: Wiley & Sons. 

Papers Presented

Conference Presentations (peer reviewed)

Winn, M. T. (2015, April). Still writing in rhythm: Youth poets at work. A paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.

Winn, L.T., & Winn, M. T. (2015, February). Reading race and the new Black migration. A paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Assemble for Research. New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Winn, M. T. (2014, September). Toward a restorative English education pedagogy in the third space. A paper presented at the International Congress on Activity Research (ISCAR). Sydney, Australia.

Winn, M. T. (2014, June). Building lifetime circles: English education in the age of mass incarceration. A paper presented at the European Forum for Restorative Justice. Belfast, Ireland.

Winn, M. T. (2012, November). Youth poets at work. National Council on Teachers of English Annual Convention. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Winn, M. T. (2012, April). Our side of the story: Privileging incarcerated youth voices. A paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada.

Winn, M. T. (2011, November). Down for the ride but not for the die: Theater as language for urban youth. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Chicago, Illinois.

Winn, M. T. (2011, April). Betwixt and between: Literacy, liminality, and the celling of Black girls. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.  

Fisher, M. T. (2009, November). Magic carpets and fairylands: The politics of fantasy and desire in urban playwriting. National Council of Teachers of English. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Fisher, M. T. (2009, April). Betwixt and between: Literacy, liminality, and the celling of Black girls. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, California.

Fisher, M. T. (2008, November). Reading, writing, and reciprocity: The shifting roles of Black poets, writers, and activists. Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. San Antonio, Texas.

Fisher, M. T. (2008, March). Down for the ride but not for the die: Theater as language for urban youth. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New York City, New York.

Fisher, M. T., & Ubiles, J. (2007, November). “Worthy witnessing:” Collaborative research in urban classrooms. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English. New York, NY.

Fisher, M. T. (2007, April). Language, literacy, and world of educational quality in the Bronx diaspora. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.

Fisher, M. T., & Ubiles, J. R. (2007, March). Defining and redefining proficiency: The politics of Bronxonics and literacy learning. Paper presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, NY.

Fisher, M. T. (2006, April). Building a literocracy: Reciprocity in African diasporic literacy practices. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Fisher, M. T. (2006, April). “I want to hear your music:” The art of reading and feeding. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

Fisher, M. T. (2005, November). It’s about rhythm: Building literate identities for urban youth. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English. Pittsburgh, PA.

Fisher, M. T. (2004, November). Writing in rhythm: Literacy learning in urban schools. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English. Indianapolis, IN.

Fisher, M. T. (2004, April). “Earning ‘dual degrees:” Black bookstores as alternative knowledge spaces. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA.

Fisher, M. T. (2004, April). Africa habla a mi: Reconnecting the diaspora and beyond in spoken word poetry. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA.

Fisher, M. T. (2004, February). Microphone check: Reclaiming literacy through spoken word poetry in out-of-school settings. Paper presented at the University of Pennsylvania Ethnography Forum. Philadelphia, PA.

Fisher, M. T. (2004, January). Africa habla a mi: A look at diaspora literacies in the United States. Paper presented at the University of West Indies, St. Augustine School of Education Cultural Studies Conference. Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.

Fisher, M. T. (2003, November). Every city has soldiers: The role of apprenticeship in participatory literacy communities. Paper presented at meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English. San Francisco, CA.

Fisher, M. T. (2002, May). Choosing literacy: African diaspora participatory literacy communities. Paper presented at the Graduate Student Research Day, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.

Fisher, M. T. (2001, November). Recent research in composition. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Writing Project (NWP). Baltimore, MD.

Fisher, M. T. (2001, February). Lessons learned: Employing narrative towards an understanding of African American literacy learning. Paper presented at the mid-winter meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.

Conference Presentations (invited)

Winn, M. T. (2016, April). Reflecting on Their Highest Potential 20 Years Later: Implications for History, Policy, and Practice. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. AERA Social Justice Action Committee and Critical Educators for Social Justice (CESJ). 

Winn, M. T. (2015, April). Still writing in rhythm: Youth poets at work in the world. A paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Presidential Session/Bilingual Education Research SIG.

Winn, M. T. (2014, April). National Council on Research on Language and Literacy (NCRLL) “Imagining the Future of Literacy Research.” American Education Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Winn, M. T. (2012, November). Writing instruction in the culturally relevant classroom. Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Winn. M. T. (2012, April). The language of resistance in gendered (in)justice. Presented at the American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, Canada.

Winn, M. T. (2012, March). “Closing the school-to-prison pipeline: Redirecting our future.” Advocates for Education, Harvard Law School. (Panelist)

Winn, M. T. (2012, February). National Council of Teachers of English Assembly on Research. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. (Keynote)

Winn, M. T. (2011, March). Worthy witnessing in qualitative research. Qualitative Research in Education. University of St. Louis, Missouri. (Keynote)

Fisher, M. T. (2009, April). Worthy witnessing: Collaborative research in urban classrooms. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

Fisher, M. T. (2009, February). “We speak in all tongues:” Language and literacy in the Diaspora. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. (Keynote)

Fisher, M. T. (2008, November). “Catching the fire: Teachers as literacy activists in urban classrooms.” National Council of Teachers of English. San Antonio, TX.

Fisher, M. T.  (2008, March).  Catching butterflies: Language, literacy, and the school-to-prison pipeline.  American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

Fisher, M. T., & Ubiles, J. (2008, March). No students or teachers left behind. Second annual No Teacher Left Behind Conference, Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island.

Fisher, M. T., & Ubiles, J. (2007, June). Writing in rhythm in small learning communities. Institute for Student Achievement Summer Institute. Greenwich, Connecticut.

Fisher, M. T. (2004, November). Participatory literacy communities at work. Invited paper delivered at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English. Indianapolis, IN. (Promising Researcher Award Session)

Fisher, M. T. (2004, July). Creating a literacy continuum: Beyond standards and deficits. Invited paper delivered at the Fordham Literacy Institute. New York, NY.

Fisher, M. T. (2002, November). Open mics and open minds: Spoken word poetry in African Diaspora participatory literacy communities. Invited paper delivered at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English. Atlanta, GA.

Fisher, M. T. (2002, April). Choosing literacy: African Diaspora participatory literacy communities. Invited paper delivered at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.

Institutional Presentations (invited)

Winn, M. T. (2016). Circling Back: Restorative Justice and Reclamation of Community. A paper presented at the California State University, Sacramento, Multicultural Education Conference. Sacramento, CA.

Winn, M. T. (2016). Justice on Both Sides: Toward a Restorative Justice Discourse in Schools. A paper presented at the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA.

Winn, M. T. (2016). Transforming Justice. Transforming Teacher Education. A paper presented for TeachingWorks at the University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI.

Winn, M. T. (2015). Justice on Both Sides: Toward a Restorative Justice Discourse in Schools. A paper presented for the Distinguished Educational Thinkers Series, University of California, Davis. Davis, CA.

Winn, M. T. (April 2015). Circling back: The role of restorative justice in addressing inequalities in schools. A paper presented at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Visiting Scholars Series. Philadelphia, PA.

Winn, L. T. & Winn, M. T. (May 2014). There’s nothing for us here: Black youth migrating to the new promise land. New York University Brown 60 and Beyond. New York, NY. 

Winn, M. T. (March 2014). Building a ‘lifetime circle’: English Education in the age of mass incarceration. University of Notre Dame. South Bend, IN.

Winn, M. T. (March 2014). Building a ‘lifetime circle’: English Education in the age of mass incarceration. Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, MI.

Winn, M. T. (2013, December). Youth poets at work. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Center for Writing Studies. Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Winn, M. T. (2012, September). “Agitating, educating, organizing”: Toward a theory of Black literate lives.  Getting Real III Series, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Madison, WI.

Winn, M. T. (2012, March). Still writing in rhythm: Youth poets at work in the world. Institute for Urban Minority Education (IUME), Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY.

Winn, M. T. (2012, January). Language, literacy, and Dr. King’s Legacy. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address, Middlebury College. Middlebury, VT.

Winn, M. T. (2011, October). The politics of desire and possibility in urban playwriting. Cultural Transformations and Youth in the Age of New Media Faculty Seminar Series. Center for Humanities at Washington University. St. Louis, MO.

Winn, M. T. (2011, April). “To be heard” Documentary Screening and Panel. Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY.

Fisher, M. T. (March 2009). The making of Black literate lives. University of California, Davis African American Studies Department. Davis, CA.

Fisher, M. T. (January 2009). Agitating, educating, and organizing: The making of revolutionary literacies. University of California, Davis, School of Education. Davis, CA.

Fisher, M. T. (2007, November). “Be what is possible always:” Language and literacy in the Bronx Diaspora. Issues in Urban Education Lecture Series, Barnard College/Teachers College. New York, NY.

Fisher, M. T. (2007, March). The art of reading and feeding in the English language arts classroom. English Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY. Also presented Spring, 2006, at the College of Education, University of Georgia. Athens, GA.

Fisher, M. T. (2005, February). It’s about rhythm: Creating literate traditions for urban youth. Invited paper delivered to the Masters of Arts in Teaching/English Language Arts students at Agnes Scott College. Atlanta, GA.

Fisher, M. T. (2003, December). Don’t forget about talk: The role of talk in early childhood education. Invited paper delivered to the Language and Literacy in the Early Childhood Curriculum Seminar, Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY.

Fisher, M. T. (2003, November). Open mics and open minds. Invited paper delivered to the Department of International and Transcultural Studies and Society for International Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY.

Fisher, M. T. (2003, Fall). Research presentation to the first-year colloquium for doctoral students in Anthropology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY.

Fisher, M. T. (2003, February). The new “literate and literary:” Twenty-first century readers, writers, speakers and “doers” of the African Diaspora. Invited paper delivered to African American Studies 130: Education in the African American community, Professor Patricia Turner. University of California, Davis. Davis, CA.

Fisher, M. T. (2003, February). Riddim and Resistance in the African Diaspora: A comparative study of Trinidadian Rapso and spoken word poetry. Invited paper delivered to the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Berkeley, CA.

Fisher, M. T. (2002, September). The new literate and literary. Invited paper delivered to Education 240A: Theoretical issues in literacy, Professor Sarah Warshauer Freedman, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA.

TJE Announcements

The Importance and Use of a Transformative Justice Approach in Professional Development for Black Teachers

October 29, 2019

The purpose of this paper is to outline how a transformative justice approach can be used to improve the professional development of Black teachers. Situating the current state of the Black teaching force in the United State as a manifestation of continued harm toward Black people who seek to use education for liberation, the author suggests that this harm be formally addressed through strategic work with Black teachers and the institutions they work in.

Harvard Education Press: Race and Education Book Series

June 05, 2019

The Race and Education series addresses urgent, contemporary issues at the intersection of race, society, and education. The books strive to advance a critical, forward-thinking body of research on race that contributes to policy, theory, practice, and action. The series aims to highlight effective practices designed to help solve intractable problems of race in education.

The series is edited by Dr. H. Richard Milner IV, who TJE was pleased to host as our Fall 2018 Distinguished Speaker. His talk, "Five Educational Imperatives for Justice" was groundbreaking and inspiring.

Maisha T. Winn and Torry Winn Receive Chancellor's Achievement Award for Diversity and Community

February 15, 2019

Dr. Maisha T. Winn, UC Davis Chancellor’s Leadership Professor and Faculty Director of the School of Education’s Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE), and Dr. Lawrence (Torry) Winn, TJE Executive Director, have been honored with the Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community for 2018-2019 in the Special Recognition Category. This award recognizes the exemplary contributions they have made to enhancing campus inclusiveness and diversity through their leadership roles at TJE.

2018-19 Practitioner in Residence: Micia Mosely, Ph.D.

June 12, 2018

The Transformative Justice in Education Center is thrilled to announce its 2018-19 Practitioner in Residence, Dr. Micia Mosely.

Micia Mosely earned her Ph.D. in Education from UC Berkeley and is now the founding Executive Director of The Black Teacher Project, an organization committed to recruiting, developing and sustaining Black teachers for schools in the United States.