Gisely Colón López / Urban Education

Graduate Student Researcher
Started at the NML: March 2023

With more than 10 years of experience working as an educator in public schools for both K-12 and higher education in the U.S. Northeast, Gisely Colón López fuses her lived experience as a multilingual learner and mixed media artist to develop a praxis of engagement in these settings. An advocate and student of the field of ethnic studies, Gisely is interested in exploring the pedagogical and epistemological processes that contribute to the effectiveness of ethnic studies beyond statistical metrics such as graduation rates and test scores. A doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center, she engages decolonial theories, digital archives, digital mapping, and critical visual methodologies as the basis of her research.

You can learn more about my work here and here.