Commitment to Cultural Humility
I tell my students that cultural humility will not only help them to become better teachers, but it will also help them become better human beings.
Wherever you are, stand against hate.
I'm appreciative and glad for the work that Dr. Norris helped us do today and the info she shared. I liked the tone she set and the honest interactions she inspired.-elementary school teacher
I come from a long line of Black educators and teachers starting with my mom, Brenda Harker, who has been an English professor at Laney College in Oakland, CA for over 30 years.
My dad, Shaykh Musa, may he rest in heaven, was my greatest teacher. It's because of him that social justice education is in my blood.
Peer Reviewed Publications
- Norris, A., & Rodriguez, N., (2019) #SandraBland's Mystery: A Transmedia Story of Police Brutality in De Kosnik, A., & Feldman, K. (2019). # Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation. University of Michigan Press.
- Howell, D., Norris, A., & Williams, K., (2019) Toward Black Gaze Theory: How Black Female Teachers Make Black Students Visible
- Madkins, T.C., Norris, A., Russo-Tait, T., & Rodriguez, N., (In Preparation) “Now I’m Getting Help”: Engaging Girls from Nondominant Communities in STEM Learning Environments
- Make-her-spaces as hybrid places: Designing and resisting self-constructions in urban classrooms, Equity and Excellence in Education, 47:1, 63-77
- Controversial Issues in Child Development
- Race, Identity, and Culture in Urban Schools
- Urban Education
Graduate and Teaching Credentials
- Foundations of African American Literacy
- Women of Color in Higher Education
- Theoretical Foundations of Teaching in a Democratic Multicultural Society
- Principles of Teaching in a Diverse K-8 Classroom
- African American History and Thought in Education
Books and Book Chapters
- Innocent American Life. In Our Stories in Our Voices (1st Ed.). Kendall Hunt Publishing 3. Norris, A. (2017)
- Sisterhood in Service Curriculum: Strong Women Mentor Strong Girls
- Sex and the City 2: The Black Body Commodified. In Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric and Reader (2nd Ed.). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing
- The Mask You Live In Digital Curriculum for K-16 Students
- Miss Representation Digital Curriculum for K-16 Students
Peer Reviewed Presentations and Invited Talks
- Russo-Tait, T., Norris, A., & Rodriguez, N. A. F. (2019, November) “Consider the Flip Side”: Encounters with Friendly-Fire Racism and Sexism in CS Learning Environment, American Studies Association Conference, Envisioning Educational Futures Disrupting Antiblackness and Settler Colonialism in STEM Education Paper Panel presentation, Honolulu, HI
- Norris, A (2019, November) #Identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation, Book Release Panelist, American Studies Association Conference, Honolulu, HI
- Howell, D. A., Norris, A., & Williams, K. L. (2019, April) Toward Black Gaze Theory How Black Female Teachers Make Black Students Visible, AERA Annual Meeting Division K Poster Session, Toronto, Canada
- Norris, A., Madkins, T. C., Russo-Tait, T., & Rodriguez, N. A. F. (2019, April) Confusion and Empowerment: How Girls Contend with Racism and Sexism in Computer Science, AERA Annual Meeting, Paper Session “From Double Dutch to the Double Bind: Examinations of Dual Marginalization of Black Girls in Educational Contexts,” Toronto, CanadaRoss, D. L., Norris, A., Jin, Yi. (2018, June)
- Incorporating Making into University Courses for Teachers. Talk given at CSU Maker Convening, Sonoma State University
- Sessoms, D., Norris, A., Harper, A., & Merrifield, E. (2018, May) Engaging Faculty in Makerspace Curriculum Development Using the Faculty/Professional Learning Community Model.
- Madkins, T. C., & Norris, A. (2018, March). “I felt empowered!”: A culturally relevant computing approach for engaging girls.
- Norris, A. (2017, November) #Identity by The Color of New Media.