Cecilia supports faculty, graduate students, and academic program staff as they develop, implement, and evaluate their work with community partners. She oversees Ginsberg’s classroom-based workshop curriculum, manages the Graduate Academic Liaison program (a team of doctoral students who facilitate workshops and support other Center projects), and contributes to Ginsberg’s partnerships with academic units across campus. In addition, Cecilia serves as the managing editor of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL).
Cecilia first joined the Ginsberg team in 2018 to help manage MJCSL and became a permanent staff member in 2020. In addition to her doctorate in English, she also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. Cecilia was drawn to Ginsberg due to her belief in the power of collective action as a vehicle for positive social change. Throughout graduate school, she served on several committees to promote graduate education and career development and the values diversity, equity, and inclusion at U of M. She also participated in several programs designed to promote public scholarship and community engagement such as the Institute for Social Change, the Engaged Pedagogy Initiative, and the Rackham Public Engagement Internship program. Her work at Ginsberg reflects her commitment to social justice, equitable teaching practices, and value-driven collaboration.
Outside of Ginsberg, Cecilia enjoys hiking with her dog, cycling, and other outdoor activities. She’s constantly on the hunt for new recipes, book recommendations, and crochet patterns. Her research interests include race, gender, and sexuality in Renaissance literature, particularly as it relates to the rhetoric of maternity. She is also interested in community-based pedagogies in literature and writing classrooms.
Contact Cecilia if you want to learn more about:
- Publishing your community-engaged scholarship in the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning or elsewhere
- MJCSL’s editorial practices and interests
- Resources or consultation for your community-engaged course or research
- How Ginsberg prepares students for community engagement
- Our Graduate Academic Liaison program for doctoral students