sj Miller

Deputy Director, Center for Research on Equity in Teacher Education, Research Associate Professor | NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools

sj Miller

Phone: 212-998-5106

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Dr. sj Miller, Ph.D., a transdisciplinary award winning teacher/writer/activist/scholar, is Deputy Director of The Center for Research on Equity in Teacher Education at the NYU Metro Center and Research Associate Faculty in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. sj’s research is framed around trans*+ disciplinary perspectives on social justice, which cut across theory, epistemology and pedagogy and links across socio-spatial justice, Urban Education, preservice and inservice secondary language arts teacher dispositions, and marginalized/undervalued student literacies and identities with a particular emphasis on gender identity.

Currently, sj is Academic Studies Member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Advisory Board for the National Council Teachers of English (NCTE); Advisor for GLSEN’s Educator Advisory Committee; consultant for the College Board providing best practices to secondary Pre- and Advanced Placement English teachers, AP Literature and Composition Table Leader and AP Grant Mentor; coeditor of two inaugural book series with Peter Lang Publishers, Social Justice Across Contexts in Education, and Queering Teacher Education Across Contexts; advisory board member for Routledge’s Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The New Educator, Taboo, and Journal of Literacy Research; UNESCO representative for the United States to develop Education for Peace and Sustainable Development in India with the Mahatma Gandhi Institute; and, senior advisor for PBS Learning Media about teaching transgender youth.

Notably, sj won the 2005 Article of the Year Award from the English Journal for “Shattering Images of Violence in Young Adult Literature: Strategies for the Classroom,” and co-authored Unpacking the Loaded Teacher Matrix: Negotiating Space and Time Between University and Secondary English Classrooms which received the Richard A. Meade award from NCTE. sj helped draft the Beliefs Statement about Social Justice in English Education and helped pass the NCTE Resolution on Social Justice in Literacy Education, which informed the newly-vetted CAEP Social Justice Standard 6-the first ever standard in the United States that advances social justice work in teacher preparation. sj co-founded with David Kirkland, the newly vetted NCTE Resolution and CEE Commission for Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. sj co-authored Generation BULLIED 2.0: Prevention and Intervention Strategies for our Most Vulnerable Students, which was awarded "Essential Book for Professionals Who Serve Teens," by Voices of Youth Advocate Magazine, was named the 2015 recipient of the Joanne Arnold Courage and Commitment Award for contributions to advocacy and education in the lives of LGBTQ people, has two new books: Queer Educators in Academia: Critical Memoirs and Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework- which was awarded the 2017 AERA Exemplary Research Award. sj recently appeared in a feature documentary, Gender: The Space Between on CBS, and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, CBS News, and PBS. sj is the Column Editor for the inaugural series in the English Journal, "Beyond Binary Gender Identities."

Personal Website: sjmiller.info