Danielle Filipiak

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

Danielle Filipiak is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of English Education in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests focus on literacy and English Education in plural contexts; civic learning and critical digital literacies; and identity construction of urban school administrators and academic achievement. She also serves as curriculum director for Cyphers for Justice, a youth development program in New York City that apprentices high school youth, incarcerated youth, and teachers as critical social researchers through multiple literacies, hip-hop, and spoken word. Filipiak has more than 15 years of experience working in city schools, including a decade of teaching and activism in Detroit, as well as teaching and consulting across higher education institutions across New York City and Connecticut.