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About Julia Kantor

I started my career in elementary education, teaching 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders in a New York City public school. I became deeply interested in the larger questions related to schooling, including those related to student voice, equity and diversity in education. I went on to receive my PhD in Literacy Curriculum and Instruction at CU Boulder with a focus on the use of narratives in the preservice teacher classroom that is centered on issues of diversity and difference. I am also interested in the new media and digital literacy practices of K-12 students as they relate to equity oriented curriculum development.


Present Senior Instructor, ASPIRE to Teach Program, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Curriculum Vitae



  • School and Society (Undergraduate,2009-2013)
  • Children’s Literature and Literary Interpretation (Undergraduate, 2009, 2011-2012)
  • Processes in Interpreting Literature (Masters, 2013)
  • Film and Education (Undergraduate, 2012)
  • Narrative, Multicultural Rhetoric and Academic Discourse (Undergraduate, 2010-2013)
  • Literacy, Social Studies and Expressive Arts (Masters, 2012)


2013 PhD, University of Colorado Boulder ‐ Curriculum and Instruction (Literacy)
2006 MEd, Pace University ‐ Childhood Education
2004 BA, Vanderbilt University ‐ Education Policy