Photo Description: Alexander Lester speaking at The Black Scranton Project's Juneteenth Jubilee
I am a doctoral student at Wilkes University who is particularly interested in the use of popular culture in the college classroom, and how media used in education can affect the epistemological self. I take a critical theorist approach to this research, specifically attempting to ameliorate the essentialist work of E.D. Hirsch with that of Paulo Freire’s critical pedagogy.
I work as an Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy and Social Science at Lackawanna College, and I am a Board Member and the Executive Director of Education and Educational Outreach of The Black Scranton Project, a public history non-profit focusing on giving a voice to an overlooked community in Scranton, Pennsylvania's history.
I am also the founder and organizer of The Popular Culture and Pedagogy Twitter Conference which is my second venture into the Digital Humanities, the first was working with a team of scholars to produce a lib-guide at Bowling Green State University about media literacy.
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