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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Dellareese Jackson Cofield

Dellareese Jackson Cofield  portrait

Democratizing Knowledge Mellon Graduate Assistant Doctoral Student, Cultural Foundations of Education, School of Education Instructor, Intergroup Dialogue, School of Education

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Dellareese Cofield ( is a full time doctoral student in the Cultural Foundations of Education program at Syracuse University (SU). She has served as an instructor in the Intergroup Dialogue Program on the SU campus and as the Graduate Assistant for the Democratizing Knowledge Project, a Chancellor Cantor initiative to assist in creating inclusive knowledges. She has also co-facilitated Conversations About Race and Ethnicity (CARE), a Division of Student Affairs, Office of Multicultural Affairs co-curricular initiative. In her undergraduate studies in sociology at the University of Illinois, she developed a passion for social justice education, including an attentiveness to social and structural inequality. She was a peer facilitator in the Program on Intergroup Relations (PIR) at the University of Illinois including for courses on issues concerning discrimination based on class, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability. Her major academic interests stem from this time as a PIR co-facilitator. While working on her Masters at Florida International University, she conducted a final capstone project on the social justice climate of college campuses. She is now working to further pedagogy that addresses the need for inclusive education classrooms and practices and her research focus is on Social Justice Education courses in higher education and their impact on civic responsibility. She completed a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in Women and Gender Studies at SU. Pronouns: she/her/hers