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Benjamin Schwartz

Benjamin Schwartz is a classroom teacher and scholar from Southwestern Connecticut. His writing can be found in English JournalThe Journal of Urban EducationTexas Studies in Language and LiteratureStudies in American Humor, and Journal of Negro EducationBen has shared his work as invited talks and conference presentations UNC-Charlotte, Yale University, Belmont University Heritage University, the American Literary Association, NCTE, and the Conference on Community Writing. In 2021, Ben won the Susan Ford Wiltshire Award from Vanderbilt's Department of Gender and Sexuality for his essay entitled "'We, the People's Plaza...': Nashville's 2020 Uprising and Its Implications for Activist Praxis." His dissertation focuses on representations of teaching and learning in African American literature.