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Committed to the Beautiful Struggle

Dr. Daren Graves is a Professor of Education and Social Work at Simmons University and Adjunct Lecturer of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Graves also serves on the Steering Committee of the Harvard Global Sports Initiative. His research lies at the intersection of racial identity development, critical consciousness, and education. Dr. Graves has reported on his work in a variety of publications including Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice (Harvard Education Press, 2020) and in his co-edited volume, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Hip Hop Pedagogy (Bloomsbury, 2024).. He manages DAG Education and Community Equity LLC, where he consults with schools, school districts, community-based organizations, and businesses on issues of racial, gender, and educational equity.

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