Publications

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.

 

Torry's Publications

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Christens, B. D., Winn, L. T., & Duke, A. M. (2015). Empowerment and Critical Consciousness: A Conceptual Cross-Fertilization. Adolescent Research Review.

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.

Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)

Winn, L. T., & Winn, M. T. (Forthcoming). “We want this to be owned by you”: The promise and perils of Youth Participatory Action Research. In S. Greene (Ed.), Youth Voices, Public Spaces, and Civic Engagement. New York and London: Routledge.

Winn, L. T., & Winn, M. T. (2015). “There’s nothing for us here”: Black families navigating the school/prison nexus 60 years after Brown.  (p. 245-266). In P. Noguera, J. Pierce & R. Ahram (Eds.), The unfulfilled promise of racial equality in education: Current realities and future prospects. New York, NY: Springer.

Reports

Nelson, E., & Winn, L. T. (2013). Race to Equity: A Baseline Report on the state of racial disparities in Dane County. Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, Madison, WI. (Funded by Annie E. Casey Foundation).

Papers Presented

Conference Presentations (peer reviewed)

Winn, L. T. (2016). Black Youth Re-Searching and Re-Acting to Racial Disparities. A paper to be presented at the 6th International Conference on Community Psychology. 

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, LA. 

Conference Presentations (Invited)

Winn, L. T.,  & Winn, M. T. (2014). Expectations and realities: Education, the discipline gap, and the experiences of Black families migrating to small cities.  A paper presented at New York University’s Brown: 60 and Beyond Conference. New York, NY.

Institutional Presentations (Invited)

Winn, L. T., & Nelson, E. (2015). Reframing the Discourse on Racial and Economic Disparities in Student Achievement. The Annual Educational Policy Studies Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Winn, L.T. (2015). Cities and Youth Using Research and Data to Implement Change. Cities United Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Winn, L. T. (2014). Social Capital: Organizing Residents for Community Change. Edgewood College. Madison, WI.

Winn, L, T. (2014). The Role of Philanthropic Foundations in Faith-Based Initiatives. Grant makers for Children, Youth, and Families Annual Conference. Detroit, MI.

Winn, L. T. (2014). Opportunities, Gaps, and Disparities and the Role of the University.  UW-Madison’s Racial Disparities and Opportunities Gap Committee. University of Wisconsin, Madison. Madison, WI.

Winn, L. T., & Nelson, E. (2014). Race to Equity: A Baseline Report on the State of Racial Disparities in Dane County. University of Wisconsin, Madison Department of Family Medicine. Madison, WI.

Winn, L. T., & Nelson, E. (2013). Race to Equity: A Baseline Report on the State of Racial Disparities in Dane County. Race to Equity and the YWCA Racial Justice Summit. Madison, WI.

Winn, L. T., & Nelson, E. (2013). Educational Disparities: Juvenile-In-Justice. Co-presented with Richard Ross. University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Education. Madison, WI.

Winn, L. T., & Nelson, E. (2013). Race to Equity: A Baseline Report on the State of Racial Disparities in Dane County. City of Madison’s Neighborhood Resource Teams. Madison, WI.

Winn, L. T. & Nelson, E. (2013). Racial Disparities Findings in Dance County.  Annie E. Casey Foundation. Baltimore, MD.

Winn, L. T. (2012). Race, Education, and Dr. King’s Dream. The 14th Annual MLK Celebration. Middlebury College. Middlebury, VT.

Winn, L, T. (2011). Academic Achievement and Higher Education.Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Winn, L. T. (2010). The Sports Philanthropy Playbook: Strategic Giving for Community Change. The Council on Foundations Conference. Denver, CO.

TJE Announcements

What to Look Forward to in 2020-2021 with the TJE Center!

July 08, 2020

TJE's theme for 2020–2021 is “Futures Matter: What is the Future of Transformative Education?” As we anticipate and prepare for the future (5, 10, and 20 years out) throughout this coming year, all TJE programming and activities will be implemented virtually to maintain safe and inclusive operations in the face of COVID-19.

Here are a few programs, publications, and projects to look forward to:

Transformative Justice Studies in Sacramento

July 08, 2020

In July 2019, TJE Directors Torry Winn and Maisha Winn, along with Dr. Vajra Watson, received a $20,000 planning grant to develop an innovative learning experience. In February 2020, the Quarter @ Aggie Square committee selected their proposal as one of two programs to begin in Fall 2020.

Spencer Foundation Launch Small Learning Communities Second Convening

July 08, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Uprising occurring across the nation, TJE hosted its second Transformative Justice Teacher Education Learning Community gatherings (Funded by Spencer Foundation) in June.  With ever more relevancy, the scholars met virtually for three days to discuss and write on the topic The Future of Transformative Justice.