2018-19 Profiles in Diversity: Dr. Mikkaka Overstreet

Dr. Mikkaka Overstreet is an assistant professor in the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education at East Carolina University. Her research focuses on exploring intersections of literacy, identity, and learning, as well as preservice and in-service teacher learning, particularly as related to culturally responsive pedagogical practices. Recent publications include The Journal of Language & Literacy Education, NASPA Journal About Women and Gender in Higher Education, Reading Psychology, and the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research.

Dr. Overstreet obtained a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed. in Literacy, and B.S. in Early Elementary Education from the University of Louisville.