Lucia Martinez Valdivia on Unifying Identities - Half Hour of Heterodoxy
Lucia Martinez Valdivia is an assistant professor of English & Humanities at Reed College. Her 2017 Washington Post essay called for professors to stand up
"If we move away from that focus on singular identity to thinking about the plural identities that every person has, we can start seeing them each as individuals instead of as part of a group."
Deep and inspiring thoughts on how to do identity better on campus, from
: students have many identities; don't hierarchize; see ppl as individuals; foreground shared identity of student or learner. Non-adversarial identities.
"I think when you’ve chosen to go to college, when you’ve chosen to pursue a degree, at least when you’re in the classroom, you’re choosing to foreground the identity of learner."
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