Teresa Sosa (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago) is an associate professor of Urban Teacher Education at Indiana University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). Sosa has a longstanding commitment to teaching and working with Brown and Black youth in urban communities. She began this commitment as a teacher for Chicago Public Schools.
As a Latina scholar, her research captures the collective experiences of oppression that Black and Brown youth navigate and serves as a lens that details how within these experiences, youth manifest their literacy expertise, experiential knowledge, and self-determination. Her work broadens understandings of how literacy education can be leveraged to disrupt educational injustices by attending to pedagogical practices, discourse and interactions, and capturing youths’ experiences and responses to their day to day educational experiences. Sosa’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of the Learning Sciences, Urban Education, Equity & Excellence in Education, and English Teaching: Practice & Critique.