Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz is an award-winning associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on racial literacy in teacher education, Black girl literacies, and Black and Latinx male high school students. A sought-after speaker on issues of race, culturally responsive pedagogy, and diversity, Sealey-Ruiz works with K-12 and higher education school communities to increase their racial literacy knowledge and move toward more equitable school experiences for their Black and Latinx students. Sealey-Ruiz appeared in Spike Lee’s “2 Fists Up: We Gon’ Be Alright”, a documentary about the Black Lives Matter movement and the campus protests at Mizzou.

Please visit her website at yolandasealeyruiz.com and directly contact her at archofselfllc@gmail.com

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  • Racial Literacy Development

  • Culturally Responsive Education

  • Black Girl Literacies

  • Black & Latinx Males


Doctor of Philosophy

New York University / New York City 

English Education, Curriculum & Technology

Postdoctoral Fellowship

New York University / New York University 

Master of Arts

Teachers College, Columbia University / New York City 

English Education

Bachelor of Arts

New York University / New York City 

American Literature / African American Literature

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