Leigh Patel
University of Pittsburgh

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Leigh Patel's work is based in the knowledge that as long as oppression has existed so have freedom struggles. She is a community-based researcher as well as an eldercare provider, educator, and writer. Prior to being employed as a professor, she was a middle school language arts teacher, a journalist, and a state-level policymaker. She is also a proud national board member of Education for Liberation, a nonprofit that focuses on supporting low-income people, particularly youth of color, to understand and challenge the injustices their communities face. Beyond her books and referred publications, Dr. Patel has written for and been interviewed by NPR, The Atlantic, Beacon Broadside, and the Feminist Wire.

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