Jamie Levine Daniel
Addressing Othering in our Classrooms and Communities
My personal experiences and identity inform my teaching and scholarship, but I take a holistic view to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our future leaders need to be able to critique technical rationality, demonstrate cultural humility, and engender trust in their institutions. In order to best prepare my students, I incorporate critical theory that encourages them to interrogate the theories and practices we study at sector, organizational, and activity levels. Two peer-reviewed publications show the result of this work - one on how to talk about antisemitism in our classrooms, and one about the influence of the plantation on the charitable sector. Because of this work I have been invited to lead continuing education and training seminars for organizations serving practitioners (e.g., the National Association of Social Workers; the IU Division of Adolescent Medicine). I have also served as a panelist for educators on campus (the E.C. Moore Symposium, the Plater Institute), and nationally (the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning network). In addition, my co-author and advisee, Shonda Nicole Gladden, used our work to host a community film festival through Spirit & Place to further examine how plantation politics influence anti-Black perceptions today.