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Emily Southerton

Emily Southerton is a Ph.D. candidate in the Learning Sciences and Technology Design and Curriculum and Teacher Education programs at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education (GSE). She studies the design of learning environments and technologies which promote literacy, agency, and equity. She is advised by Sarah Levine and John Willinsky and in addition to DISTAL, is a member of the Poetic Media Lab at Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis as well as a researcher with the Language to Literacy Lab, and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) within the GSE. She is a mentor at the GSE makerspace and has TAed for Stanford’s Teacher Education Program (STEP). Before coming to Stanford, Emily taught middle school Humanities and Computer Science and created the Poet Warriors Project, a digital publishing platform that amplifies the work of youth poets from low-income schools across the country: