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Mar 2

Past, Present, Future, Past: A Journey Toward Endarkened Storywork

March 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

ISLS Speaker Series: S. R. Toliver

Part of the Researching for More Just Futures: An ISLS Speaker Series

ABSTRACT: In this talk, Toliver discusses the challenges and opportunities of engaging in Endarkened Storywork, including the affordances and pitfalls of being a critical scholar of color working toward equity and justice in the context of Afrofuturism and education. By blending personal narrative, popular culture, and educational research, Toliver uses this talk to (1) consider what it takes to think about and do research centered on the creation of more just futures and to (2) detail the advantages of utilizing the speculative as an essential component in educational research and teaching.

S. R. Toliver

S. R. Toliver is an assistant professor of Literacy and Secondary Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder whose scholarship centers the freedom dreams of Black youth and honors the historical legacy that Black imaginations have had and will have on activism and social change. She is the author of Recovering Black Storytelling in Qualitative Research: Endarkened Storywork, and her academic work has been published in several journals, including Journal of Literacy Research and Research in the Teaching of English.

Moderators: Mia Shaw and Aireale Rodgers.



The talk will take place 12–13:30 CST, 18–19:30 GMT
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Advanced registration is required – please fill out this Google Form to receive an email containing the Zoom link a few days prior to the event.


March 2, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Event Category:


ISLS & Wallace