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Dr. Stephanie Troutman Robbins

Dr. Stephanie Troutman Robbins is a Black feminist scholar, mother and first-generation college student. She is Associate Professor of Emerging Literacies at the University of Arizona, where she holds multiple academic departmental affiliations, including Africana and Gender & Women's Studies. Stephanie is a scholar-activist who has been recognized across a variety of community and campus spaces for her mentorship, student advocacy, and social justice leadership. Dr. Troutman Robbins is the director of two community outreach projects: Wildcat Writers and the Southern Arizona Writing Project. She is co-author of the 2018 book, Narratives of Family Assets, Community Gifts, & Cultural Endowments: Re-Imagining the Invisible Knapsack.

Dr. Troutman Robbins has provided professional development in the areas of LGBTQIA+, social justice education, pedagogy, writing instruction and racial literacy.  Her public scholarship includes critical feminist film discussions, gender and schools, multicultural curriculum, Black women’s leadership, and race and sexuality in media representation. Off campus her Tucson community presence touches numerous middle and high schools, as well as a variety of locations ranging from the Global Justice Center, to the Rogue Theater, to The Loft Cinema, to the YWCA.