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Shana DeVlieger

Shana DeVlieger

Doctoral Student

Teaching and Learning

Shana DeVlieger (she/her) is a PhD student in Teaching and learning and an IES-PIRT fellow at NYU Steinhardt. Her work is primarily concerned with transformative teacher education spaces that promote and sustain antiracist praxes. Situated at the intersection of Critical Whiteness Studies and teacher education, she aims to employ humanizing, critical mixed-methods, and qualitative research to investigate how we promote and understand shifts in white teachers’ (our) beliefs, attitudes, and practices related to race and racism. Her research seeks to inform un/learning spaces that nurture white teachers’ (our) capacities for and commitments to the complex, ongoing social-psychological processes of unlearning and divesting from white supremacy. These interests have been shaped by her experiences as a white student, public elementary school teacher, teacher educator, and behavioral health consultant.

Prior to joining NYU Steinhardt, she coordinated a research program dedicated to teacher mental health and wellness through a racial justice lens at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She earned her EdM in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her MAT in Urban Education from the University of Southern California.


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