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Erin K. Sanborn, M.Ed.

Graduate Research Assistant
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
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Erin Sanborn is a Graduate Research Assistant for the Great Lakes Equity Center and the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Education Studies, at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, concentrating on the areas of Critical Whiteness Studies and Teacher Education.  Her research interests take a socio-cultural approach to analyze the interaction of whiteness within teacher identity and teacher learning in equity-focused initiatives; specifically, analyzing how individual positionality, bias, power, and privilege drive pedagogy language and curriculum. Prior to working at the Equity Center, Erin served as a middle years English and Social Studies teacher as well as a middle years School Counselor within the public school districts of Indianapolis and Philadelphia.

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