Dante Studamire is a scholar-activist who attributes social activism and purposeful scholarship as key motivations. Presently, a doctoral student in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership (EPOL), I also serve as a mentor through the Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) and a Teaching Assistant within the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
My scholarly research activity engages, troubles, and interrogates experiences in academe across a multiplicity of identities. I bring intersectional framing and a critical theoretical lens to explore the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and education. I aim to contribute counternarratives to dominant discourse and add to an emerging body of literature on African American social and educational resilience, but more largely, to provide visibility to a population that is often pathologically approached, if represented at all, in research concerning Black men in America and education scholarship.
Advisor: Dr. Adrienne Dixson
Anticipated Graduation: 2023
- Ph.D. Student, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Concentration: Social Sciences & Education Policy
- M. A., Africana Studies, Georgia State University
- B. A., Africana Studies, Georgia State University