College of Education Diversity Committee
Mysteries at the Bottom of the Ocean: Afro-Cubanismo and Higher Learning
The College of Education Diversity Committee is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Dr. Amalia Dache from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, for our first Diversity Speaker Series event of the year on October 18th. Dr. Dache is an Afro-Cuban American scholar, and associate professor in the Higher Education Division. Her experiences as a Cuban refugee and student traversing U.S. educational systems—among them urban K–12 schools, community college, state college, and a private research-intensive university—inform her research and professional activities.
Dr. Dache’s major research areas are postcolonial geographic contexts of higher education, Afro-Latina/o/x studies, community and student resistance, and the college-access experiences of African diasporic students and communities. She is lead editor of Rise Up! Activism as Education, published in 2019 by Michigan State University Press. Her most recent article, “Ferguson’s Black radical imagination and the scyborgs of community–student resistance,” appeared in The Review of Higher Education in 2019.