Emerging Research Fellows
About the Emerging Research Fellows Program
BranchED’s commitment to diversity and quality in educator preparation extends into teacher education scholarship. The Emerging Research Fellows program seeks to increase the number of scholars of Color and to amplify scholarship by scholars of Color, especially that which highlights the assets and supports the growth of Minority Serving Institution Educator Preparation Programs. This page highlights the inaugural cohort of BranchED’s Emerging Research Fellows.
During year one of the fellowship, milestones will involve collaborating as a co-researcher on a project with a BranchED staff member, attending monthly virtual meet-ups with the cohort, and participating in a writing retreat. Year two of the fellowship will also feature a Fellow–designed and facilitated–Research Project aligned to one of BranchED’s Framework Principles.
These program milestones are designed to engage the emerging scholar in the process of research while providing scaffolded supports explicitly focused on: 1) using a critical lens to explore, critique, and leverage existing scholarship in the interests of educational equity, 2) improving their scholarly writing through developing a scholarly voice, learning how/improving their ability to adapt writing for specific audiences, and engaging in revision process strategies to refine work for publication; 3) increasing writing productivity; 4) exploring a variety of theoretical/conceptual frameworks and research methods, including workshops on quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods data analysis; 5) successfully navigating the micropolitics and career milestones for faculty in higher education.
Faculty Research Fellows for 2021-2023
Katrieva Jones Munroe, Ph.D.
Research Interests: higher education, underserved students in higher education, online/remote education
Heather Macias, Ph.D.
Research Interests: bilingual education, critical discourse analysis, professional development
Emerging Research Fellows for 2021-2023
Nardos Ghebreab, Ph.D. Candidate
Research Interests: teacher preparation for Black teachers, racial literacy development, anti-racist pedagogies
Arturo Nevárez, Ph.D. Candidate
Research Interests: critical race studies and Latinx critical race studies (LatCrit) in education, racial literacies, K-12 Ethnic Studies pedagogies and praxis, teachers and teacher candidates of Color, healthy racial climate in teacher education