Authentic Education Consultant
Joanna Batt is a former U.S. History teacher, Ph.D. candidate and Donald D. Harrington Fellow at University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Informed and inspired by her time as a high school teacher in Buffalo, NY, Joanna is deeply passionate about the relationship of history teaching and social justice. She studies secondary social studies education with an emphasis on race, gender and sexuality, researching how critical history teaching and multimodal curricula centered in students’ lives can support educational equity and student agency. She also moderates a racial literacy book club for middle schoolers.