KORINA JOCSON | an educator with teaching and research interests in literacy, youth, and cultural studies in education. Currently, she is an assistant professor of education at Washington University in St. Louis, with affiliation in the Programs of African and African American Studies, American Culture Studies, and Urban Studies. She is the author of Youth Poets: Empowering Literacies In and Out of Schools (2008) and editor of Cultural Transformations: Youth and Pedagogies of Possibility (in press). She has published a number of articles, essays, and chapters on topics such as writing, media literacy, and multiculturalism; she has also produced several multimedia and video projects. For the past 15 years, she has collaborated with educators, schools, and community-based organizations to promote literacy development through culturally relevant, arts-informed approaches. At times, she finds nature trails as best places for generating ideas. She received a Ph.D. in education from UC Berkeley and completed postdoctoral studies at Stanford University.