- Muhammad Khalifa
University of Minnesota
MUHAMMAD A. KHALIFA, PhD, is Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Having worked as a public school teacher and administrator in Detroit, Dr. Khalifa’s research examines how urban school leaders enact culturally relevant leadership practices. Dr. Khalifa has recently published in Educational Administration Quarterly, Urban Education, the Urban Review, and Race, Ethnicity and Education. He is coeditor of the forthcoming books, Rage, Love & Transcendence in the Emergence of Social Justice Scholars: Becoming Critical in Diverse Social Spaces (SUNY Press), and Handbook on Urban School Leadership (Rowan and Littlefield). Dr. Khalifa has conducted leadership and equity training in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and North America. Recently, Dr. Khalifa has been helping U.S. urban schools perform online equity audits to address achievement and discipline gaps in school.
- Felecia Briscoe
University of Texas
FELECIA BRISCOE is currently an associate professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Her research interests center around identity, power, and issues of equity. She has recently published two articles: “‘That Racism Thing:’ A Critical Discourse Analysis of a Conflict Over the Proposed Closure of a Black High School” published in Race, Ethnicity, & Education and “Anarchist, Neoliberal, & Democratic Decision-making: Deepening the Joy in Learning and Teaching” published in Educational Studies. She and Dr. Khalifa have just finished a book, Rage, Love & Transcendence in the Emergence of Social Justice Scholars: Becoming Critical in Diverse Social Spaces, which is under contract with SUNY Press.