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Shirin Vossoughi

Inhabiting the Possible: Pedagogy and Solidarity at Camp Ayandeh

[Students at Camp Ayandeh. Image from author's archive]

“A decent education cannot be limited to tolerating youth accessing their ethnic and cultural history but must be about facilitating their right to do so.” — Cornel West Globally and nationally, young people are garnering attention as historical actors and agents of social change. At the same time, federal, state, and local politicians are making drastic cuts to primary and secondary schooling, community services supportive of youth development, and higher education. These ...

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Shirin Vossoughi

Shirin Vossoughi joined Camp Ayandeh as a lead facilitator in 2010 and currently serves as the Camp Director. She has taught and worked in teacher-education for the last 10 years. In 2011, she completed her PhD in Education at the University of California in Los Angeles, studying the creative development of educational contexts for migrant and immigrant students. More broadly, her research interests include the anthropology of literacy, human development, and social change. She will begin a post-doctoral fellowship at the San Francisco Exploratorium and Stanford University in the Fall.