Crystal L.
Keels


Crystal L. Keels is the associate editor for Learning for Justice. Keels has taught literature and composition and upper-level journalism courses at the high-school level and at the undergraduate level. She has also taught introduction to business communication, introduction to research writing and digital literacy at the graduate level. In addition to earning a doctorate in English literature, Keels also holds a master’s degree in journalism and formerly served as a writer/editor for two magazine publications focused on issues of diversity and social justice in higher education.

Articles by Crystal L.

Resisting Dominant Narratives

In this hostile learning environment created by censorship and book bans, these LFJ book reviews encourage us all to keep reading—and writing—to counter the narratives that have historically excluded diverse perspectives.

Debbie Reese on Book Bans and Native Representation

Scholar Debbie Reese talks book bans and the fear of a just society.

Kaia Speaks Up

When Kaia sees a horrible injustice, what can she do to help?

Humanity, Healing and Doing the Work

Honoring our collective humanity will result in an education system in which all children thrive.

What it Means to Be an Anti-racist Teacher

#DisruptTexts co-founder Lorena Germán talks culturally sustaining pedagogy.
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