Dr. Shea is an educational ethnographer and learning scientist. Her work is focused at the nexus of research and practice in the study of human-centered design interventions created to interrupt social and environmental injustice. With special attention to learning in social movements, Shea examines how knowledge and practices are built, preserved, constrained and/or reorganized within contentious political moments, and how learning takes shape through these efforts. Dr. Shea was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to focus on developing high-tech, low-cost making projects to enhance computational teaching and learning alongside community.
Dr. Shea will be joining our faculty in Fall 2019.