Dr. Özlem Sensoy holds a Ph.D. in Multicultural Education from the Univ. of Washington, 2004. Throughout her long career, Dr. Sensoy's research focus has been on social justice education. She explains that "Social justice educationseeks to reveal how social inequities become embedded in the fabric of society, and to identify strategies for socially just change. My research examines the opportunities and barriers inherent in advancing a more equitable society, through social justice education. In doing so, I study a dual track: analyzing how inequities are reproduced in social institutions (such as schools, media, policing), and identifying constructive interventions to interrupt them (such as thinking critically about knowledge, pedagogical approaches, and political activism)."
Dr. Robin DiAngelo holds a PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington, 2004. As she states on her website, she has "... taught courses in Multicultural Teaching, Inter-group Dialogue Facilitation, Cultural Diversity & Social Justice, and Anti-Racist Education. My area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis, explicating how Whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives. I am a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. I resigned my position at Westfield State in 2015 and I am currently writing and presenting full-time. My work on White Fragility has been featured or cited in Salon, NPR, Slate, Alternet, the Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Seattle Times. It will be released as a book from Beacon Press in Summer of 2018." More
Full cite: DiAngelo, R. & Sensoy, O. (2014). Calling in: Ways of speaking, thinking, seeing: Cultivating humility, curiosity, and vision in service of anti-racist practice. Journal of Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 4(2).
Full cite: DiAngelo, R., & Sensoy, O. (2010). “OK, We Get It! Now Tell Us How to Do It!”: Why We Can't Just Tell You How to Do Critical Multicultural Education. Multicultural Perspectives, 12(2), 97-102. doi:10.1080/15210960.2010.481199
Full cite: Özlem Sensoy (2011) Picturing oppression: seventh graders’ photo essays on racism, classism, and sexism, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 24:3, 323-342, DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2011.561817
Full cite: Sensoy, Ozlem, and Robin DiAngelo. "Respect differences? Challenging the common guidelines in social justice education." Democracy & Education, vol. 22, no. 2, 2014. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com.proxy.lib.iastate.edu/apps/doc/A415960489/AONE?u=iastu_main&sid=AONE&xid=bd924ada. Accessed 21 Aug. 2018.
Full cite: Özlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo (2017) “We Are All for Diversity, but . . .”: How Faculty Hiring Committees Reproduce Whiteness and Practical Suggestions for How They Can Change. Harvard Educational Review: Winter 2017, Vol. 87, No. 4, pp. 557-580.