Creating and supporting affinity groups with Liza Talusan

By Jen Cort

Jen Cort is an education consultant in the areas of equity, inclusion, diversity and justice. In this podcast, Jen opens up a "third space"— a place outside our familiar home and work environments — in order that we might begin to engage in some of the provocative questions that need to be addressed. Listen in as Jen speaks with some of the leading thinkers and doers in the field.

Liza Talusan returns to Third Space! Liza (LIE-zuh) earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Connecticut College, a Master’s Degree in Student Personnel Administration from New York University; a certificate in Human Resources; a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston; and her certified coaching credentials from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Her scholarship has been published in peer reviewed journals, edited book collections, online platforms, and she has been featured on a number of podcasts and interviews related to education, identity, and inclusion. She serves in a number of national organizations focused on education and equity, and she has consulted with well over 375 schools, organizations, and corporations across the country. Currently, Dr. Talusan (tahLUS-ahn) is a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she teaches graduate level courses focused on leadership, equity, and justice. Her new book “The Identity-Conscious Educator: Building habits and skills for more inclusive schools” is published by Solution Tree Press and was released in March 2022.

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