Meet the Artist
Meet the Artist

Tiffany M. Nyachae

Tiffany M. Nyachae

Tiffany M. Nyachae (she/her) is a Black woman and descendant of enslaved African peoples in the United States. Her paternal grandparents were born in Bessemer, Alabama and lived there until their migration to Buffalo, New York in the early 1950s. In fact, Tiffany is a Buffalo native and resided there up until the summer of 2020. As a Black Feminist pedagogue and a transdisciplinary, community-engaged scholar, Tiffany’s lived experiences and complicated historical connection to this land foreground her justice work in various contexts, for the purposes of reimagining schools, our world, and overall social transformation. Specifically, at the heart of her research agenda is, has been, and will be improving the educational experiences of students of Color. Tiffany finds her greatest joy in learning with (and from) young people. As a former middle school teacher of urban Black youth and now as an assistant professor of education at Penn State University, she is interested in the continuous transparent and reflective work that is required from those who claim to center social justice in their leadership, instruction, and research. Acting as podcast host, educational consultant, and trainer through The Evolving Education Project grants her the opportunity to bring together others who share these interests. Additionally, as a fellow in the STAR (Scholars of Color Transitioning into Academic Research Institutions) Mentoring Program through the Literacy Research Association (LRA) and 2018-2020 Cultivating New Voices (CNV) Among Scholars of Color Fellow through the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), she is especially grateful for her loving family of scholars of Color who push her to keep doing this good work. Overall, her manifesting destiny is the result of her mother’s prayers and her father’s dreams.

Research Artivism

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