Ricki Ginsberg

Assistant Professor

About

  • Office Hours:

    Wednesdays 10:45am-1:45pm
  • Role:

    Faculty
  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
  • Concentration:

    • English Education
  • Department:

    • English, English Grad, and English Undergrad
  • Education:

    • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Connecticut

Biography

Assistant Professor, English Education. B.S. and M.A, English Education, University of Connecticut; Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Connecticut.

Professor Ginsberg teaches courses in reading and writing pedagogies, teaching and research methods, and young adult literature. Her research interests include educational equity, teacher education, multicultural young adult literature, culturally responsive pedagogies, the recruitment of teachers of color, and multiracial identities. She is Assistant Editor of The ALAN Review, President-Elect for the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN), and Director of the Diverse Leadership in Education program. Her work has been published in Research in the Teaching of English, Teachers College Record, Journal of Adolescent Research, Multicultural Perspectives, Journal of Human Rights, English Journal, Voices from the Middle, and The ALAN Review.

Publications

Edited Books:

Ginsberg, R., & Glenn, W. J., Eds. (In preparation, under contract). Engaging with Multicultural YA Literature in the Secondary Classroom: Critical Approaches for Critical Educators. Routledge.

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Glenn, W. J., & Ginsberg, R. (In press). Tensions between envisioned aims and enacted practices: Whiteness, cultural identity, and teaching Muslim literature. Teachers College Record.

Ginsberg, R., & Coke, P. K. (In press). Inspired inquiry: Three classroom-based approaches to Genius Hour. Voices from the Middle, 26(3).

Glenn, W. J., Ginsberg, R., & King, D. (2018). Resisting and persisting: Identity stability among adolescent readers labeled as struggling. Journal of Adolescent Research, 33(3), 306-331.

Ginsberg, R., & Glenn, W. J. (2018). Inviting critical conversation: A multicultural YAL unit for the student-centered classroom. Statement, 51(1), 30-35.

Ginsberg, R., Glenn, W. J., & Moye, K. (2017). Opportunities for Advocacy: Interrogating Multivoiced YAL’s Treatment of Denied Identities. English Journal, 107(1), 26-32.

Ginsberg, R. (2017). Finding comfort in the discomfort of being multiracial: Lessons from my schooling. Multicultural Perspectives, 19(2), 103-108.

Glenn, W. J., & Ginsberg, R. (2016). Resisting readers’ identity (re)construction across English and young adult literature course contexts. Research in the Teaching of English, 51(1), 84-105.

Ginsberg, R. (2013). Voices from the classroom: Young adult literature in the 21st century. The ALAN Review, 40(2), 47-52.

Glenn, W. J., Ginsberg, R., Gaffey, E., Lund, K., & Meagher, I. (2012). From awareness to action: Young adult literature as a road to reflection and catalyst for change. The ALAN Review, 39(2), 25-32.

Glenn, W. J., King, D., Heintz, K., Klapatch, J., & Berg, E. (2009). Finding space and place for young adult literature: Lessons from four first-year teachers engaging in out-of-school professional induction. The ALAN Review, 36(2), 6-17.

 

Book Reviews:

Ginsberg, R. (2017). Review of Human Rights in Children’s Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law by Jonathan Todres and Sarah Higinbotham. Journal of Human Rights17(2), 283-287.

 

Recent Papers Presented and Presentations:

Ginsberg, R. (2018, April). Complicating the focus: Nine white teachers instruct multicultural young adult literature. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Glenn, W. J., & Ginsberg, R. (2018, April). Tensions between envisioned aims and enacted practices: Whiteness, cultural identity, and teaching Muslim literature. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Bull, K., Bergmann, C., Bickmore, S.,.,.. Ginsberg, R.,...Williams, W. (2017, November). Recapturing the YA voice in literature: Culture, family, and identity. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, St. Louis, MO.

Anderson, L.H., Anderson, M. T., Buehler, J., de la Peña, M., Fleischer, C.,…Ginsberg, R.,…Walsh, J. (2017, November). YA lit is complex! Authors and teachers reframe the conversation about young adult literature and text complexity. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, St. Louis, MO.

Buckman, L., Ginsberg, R., Glenn, W. J., Lesesne, T.,…Stover, L. (2017, November). The vision of ALAN: Rationales and strategies for using young adult literature in secondary classrooms. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, St. Louis, MO.

Brown, A., Rodesiler, L.,…Ginsberg, R.,…Zoss, M. (2017, November). The future is now: Exploring 21st-century teaching Ideas with the next generation of English teachers. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, St. Louis, MO.

Ginsberg, R., Carmack, C., Miller, L., & Shvarts, A. (2017, November). Not your typical fantasy. Panel chair at the workshop of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English, St. Louis, MO.

Austin, K., Adomat, D. S.,…Ginsberg, R…Witte, S. (2017, November). Meet the NCTE editors. Presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, St. Louis, MO.

Ginsberg, R. (2017, October). Honest talk: Strategies for confronting dilemmas of multicultural young adult literature. Paper presented at the Colorado Language Arts Society’s Regional Fall Conference, Denver, CO.

Ginsberg, R. (2017, April). “I’m not doing the book justice”: White teachers negotiate dilemmas of multicultural young adult literature. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Ginsberg, R., Glenn, W. J., Moye, K. (2016, November). Opportunity for advocacy: Examining young adult literature’s treatment of erased identities and histories. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Atlanta, GA.

Thein, A. H., Ginsberg, R., Glenn, W. J., Hays, A., Malo-Juvera, V., Shaffer, S., Spears-Bunton, L.,  & Sulzer, M. (2016, November). Examining responses to young adult literature in English education and English language arts classrooms. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Atlanta, GA.

Bull, K., Maher, S. C., Connors, S., Ginsberg, R., . . . Williams, W. (2016, November). Culturally diverse young adult literature: Voices of advocacy & community. Presentation at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Atlanta, GA.

Lesesne, T. S., Buckman, L., Ginsberg, R., Glenn, W. J., Letcher, M. E., Moye, K., Plumb, D., Stover, L. (2016, April). Advocating for hope: The Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award and its importance in promoting and providing a positive outlook on life for middle and secondary school readers. Presentation will be at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Atlanta, GA.

Ginsberg, R. (2016, April). Dueling narratives: A struggling reader’s positioning in differing English course contexts. Presentation at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington D.C.

Moye, K., Buckman, L., Ginsberg, R., Glenn, W., Lesesne, T., Letcher, M.E., & Plumb, D. (2015, November). ALAN’S Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award: Responsibility towards today’s YA readers and the art of Young Adult Literature. Presentation at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Minneapolis, MN.

Austin, K., Brown, S., Cushman, E., Davila, D., Fink, L. S., Ginsberg, R., . . . Witte, S. (2015, November). Meet the editors. Presentation at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Minneapolis, MN.

Glenn, W.J., Ginsberg, R., & King, D. (2015, April). Resisting and persisting: Identity stability among adolescent readers labeled as struggling. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.