Dr. Leah T. Gaines

Lecturer & Outreach Coordinator

Dr. Leah Tonnette Gaines is an East Coast native, who received a Ph.D. in African American and African Studies, with a concentration in Urban Eduction from Michigan State University. She earned an M.A. from Morgan State University, and a B.S. from Towson University. Her most recent work, "'Being in the Center of the Projects,': Urban Education, Structural Inequities, and Provisional Resistance," examines the systemic inequalities experienced by one Baltimore City school, and how their educational community resists such oppressions. Dr. Gaines' research interests include structural inequities, African American education, community resistance, and all things revolving around the experiences, histories, and cultures of Black peoples.