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Paulina Fraser


Dr. Paulina Fraser is currently a visiting research scholar with the community-focused research center known as CREATE (Community-Based Research on Equity, Activism, and Transformative Education), where she contributes to innovative work to advance and reimagine more equitable educational opportunities. Paulina has a diverse experience of working in different educational and community-based settings providing pedagogical support and assessment, facilitation, and curriculum development. She has taught in both K-12 and postsecondary settings, teaching courses such as multicultural education, women and gender studies, oral history, and critical writing.

Paulina received her Ph.D. from the School of Education at U-M in Educational Studies. Originally from California, Paulina received her M.A.Ed with a concentration in Equity and Social Justice at San Francisco State University. As a first-generation Filipina American, Paulina’s interests include critical representation, (counter)storytelling, and de/anti-colonial approaches to education. Her dissertation centered around Filipino efforts of knowledge preservation and their collaborative partnerships between academic and community organizations, with the goal of exposing and educating broader audiences to the contributions of Filipinx/a/o Americans. Paulina’s primary contribution to ReConnect/ReCollect’s work on reparative description was the Educational Toolkit.