Thursday, June 3
Title: Looking Back…Looking Forward: The Center for Video Ethnography and Discourse Analysis, (CVEDA), Cultivating Culturally Responsive Scholars
Abstract: This session will be a conversation with Dr. Stephanie Power-Carter, the new director of CVEDA. During the session, she will share how discourse analysis has played a key role in her research as well as how it can help to cultivate thoughtful scholars that engage in culturally responsive research. Dr. Power-Carter will also provide information about CVEDA’s upcoming activities and events as well as her vision for CVEDA as a humanizing space that nurtures culturally responsive research and scholars through research, innovation, courses, resources, and collaborations. Dr. Power-Carter’s research primarily examines the experiences of Black youth, particularly Black young women in teaching and learning contexts and often utilizes Black feminist theory, sociolinguistic theory, whiteness, and discourse analysis as lenses to explore language and power to make visible tensions, disconnects, and blind spots. She will be teaching Discourse Analysis and Educational Research (EDUTL 8001) AU 21 and a future course on Exploring Whiteness.
Dr. Stephanie Power-Carter
Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
College of Education and Human Ecology
The Ohio State University
Stephanie Power-Carter, PhD (she/her) is a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning and the Director of the Center for Video Ethnography and Discourse analysis (CVEDA). Dr. Power-Carter is passionate scholar who in the words of one of her favorite poets Dr. Maya Angelou, “would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.” Her passion is to engage in research that helps us to see each other’s humanity more fully. She uses discourse analysis a way to see and examine how people use language to negotiate their identities and to better understand how Black youth, and youth from historically resilient communities navigate their educational experiences. Her scholarship examines the resilience, possibility, and potential of Black youth.
Dr. Power-Carter has presented her scholarship nationally and internationally and published in various journals such as Review of Research in Education, Theory into Practice, The Journal of Classroom Interactions, and Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada. She has also published book chapters and co-authored two books: Discourse analysis and the study of classroom language and literacy events: A microethnographic perspective and an NCRLL project, On discourse analysis in classrooms: Approaches to language and literacy research. Additionally, she occasionally serves as an educational consultant and collaborates with school districts that view equity and inclusion as foundational pillars to teaching and learning and are committed to developing, facilitating, and sustaining socially just educational spaces. In her spare times, she enjoys creative writing, music, and community engagement.