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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
Katherine Entigar

Katherine Entigar
Assistant Professor


Department: Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Research Overview

My research agenda focuses on nonprofit education adult migrant students. I draw upon sociocultural theory, critical applied linguistics, women of colour feminist philosophy and praxis, and queer, poststructuralist and decolonizing lenses to creatively (re)conceptualize contribution, silence, inclusion, and coalition in educational research and practice. I seek cross-context dialogue to collectively imagine alternatives to our current violent and dehumanizing reality, which is not a given but always in the making. I take an ethically engaged, restless posture of radical unknowing in my work, seeking to centre and uplift Black, Brown, migrant, and queer perspectives while recommitting daily to a praxis of accountability as an ally, accomplice, and educator.

Curriculum Vitae

Academic History

PhD in Urban Education, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY
MA in Applied Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
BA in Linguistics and Spanish, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Teaching Overview

I have taught in adult education contexts for over 17 years. I began as an adult EAL/ESL teacher in Madrid, Boston, and New York, and moved on to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in multilingual and multicultural teaching and learning, teaching methods, research methods, and teacher preparation/education. My aim is to establish a collaborative, feminist, dialogue-based educational community with all kinds of students, paying close attention to what safety, inclusion, and belonging in education mean to refugees, asylum seekers, newcomers, and other kinds of migrants, students of color, students who belong to the LGBTQ2+ community, and multilingual students.

In AY 2022-2023 I will be teaching the following courses:
LHA5109HF, Special Topics: Language Dialogue and Becoming in Adult Education (fall)
LHA1100HF, Introduction to Adult Education (fall)
LHA5108HS, Special Topics: Anti-Racist Approaches to Community & Settlement Education (winter)

Representative Publications

Refereed Journal Articles:

2022. Entigar, K.E. To choose not to be included: Critical perspectives on practices of inclusion with adult immigrant students. International Review of Education (2022).
2020. Calderaro, B., Das, A., Entigar, KE., Leite, A. Playing with Conscientizaçaõ: A Collectividual Project for a World we Wish to See. Cultural Praxis.
2020. Entigar, KE. From Support to Solidarity: Writing Tutors as Advocates for Multilingual Writers in College Composition Courses. NYS TESOL Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 35-37.
2020. Entigar, KE. Unintelligible silence: challenging academic authority in a new socio-dialogic politics of the real for collective justice and transformation. Outlines, Vol 21(1), pp. 6-18.
2017. Entigar, KE. The limits of pedagogy: diaculturalist pedagogy as paradigm shift in the education of adult immigrants. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 25(3), 347-356.
2017. Entigar, KE. "Low-Status" Adult Immigrants and Non-Profit Education: Paternalism, Participation and New Pedagogical Possibilities. Kappa Delta Pi Record, Vol. 53(1). 

Book Reviews:

2016. Entigar, KE. Translangugaing with Multilingual Students: Learning from Classroom Moments by O. García & T. Kleyn. Canadian Modern Language Review, Vol. 72(4), pp. 578-580.

Honours and Awards

2021-2022. SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG), Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (co-applicant: Dr. Jennifer Wemigwans), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
2021. Community-Engaged Learning Faculty Fellowship, Centre for Community Partnerships, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
2020. Distributaries Fellowship for Writing in the Public Humanities to publish a short essay on pedagogy and the COVID-19 pandemic, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
2019-2020, 2018-2019. Writing Across the Curriculum Fellowship, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
2018. "Best Paper Presentation," Diversity in Research and Practice Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University.
2017. Provost's Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
2016-2017, 2018-2019. Doctoral Student Research Grant, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
2014-2019. Graduate Center Fellowship, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
2013. The Book Award for Academic Excellence in Applied Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Boston.
2013. Golden Key International Honors Society, University of Massachusetts Boston.
2012-2013. UMass Boston Teaching Language with Technology Title III Scholarship.

Professional Activities

2022. Reviewer for Critical Education, Institute for Critical Education Studies, University of British Columbia.
2022. Reviewer for Outlines, Critical Practice Studies, Elsevier.
2021. Reviewer for the American Educational Research Association conference in 2022 (SIG-Adult Literacy and Adult Education and SIG-Multicultural/Multiethnic Education: Theory, Research and Practice).
2020. Reviewer for Pedagogy, Culture and Society, Taylor Francis Online.
2016-2019. Reviewer for The Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, Center for Urban Education, Springer Verlag.
2017-2018. Guest Lead Editor for Cultural Studies of Science Education, Springer Netherlands.
2015. Reviewer for Theory, Research, and Action in Urban Education, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY.