Paradoxes & Praxis: The 21st Century Imperative for Educational Foundations

Denise Taliaferro Baszile

Denise Taliaferro Baszile is the associate dean for student services and diversity as well as a professor at Miami University in Ohio. Before working at Miami University, Baszile received her Bachelor of Arts at University of California Los Angeles and her Master of Education and Ph.D. at Louisiana State University. A self-proclaimed black feminist, Baszile’s research within the college of education is inspired by her own life experiences and focuses on curriculum and education as a racial and gendered text and discipline. Her goal in her research is to investigate the intersection of race, gender, and curriculum in day-to-day life. 

Baszile’s work in curriculum studies has gained her national notoriety. In addition to researching and teaching at Miami University, Baszile travels around the country to speak at different universities and conferences. Her work has earned her awards and honors such as the Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Women of Color Award (2011) and the YWCA Women of Achievement Award (2014). 

Denise Taliaferro Baszile’s publications include: