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Chalais Carter

University of Massachusetts Amherst

United States of America - Amherst

Biography

Chalais Carter is a doctoral candidate in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her current research informs teacher practice using participatory research methods that highlight student feedback and experiences in schools. Chalais’s work is also shaped by her former experiences in Arizona and Massachusetts public schools, as a math teacher and as a professional in non-profit education reform. These experiences exposed the racial, economic and gendered processes that impact education for young people of color in urban settings. Therefore, in her work, she applies the critical lenses of radical black feminism and racial capitalism to highlight how power structures operate, persist and position student learning and experiences in public schools.