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. Yolanda is also the editor of three books on education, and numerous scholarly articles and essays.

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

Photo credit: Vincent Jones, II

Expertise

  • Racial Literacy Development

  • Culturally Responsive Education

  • Black Girl Literacies

  • Black & Latinx Males

Education

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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