David J. Knight

David J. Knight is an educator, researcher, writer, and filmmaker whose work focuses on the intersections of race, gender, and justice in the lives of urban youth today. A graduate of Dartmouth, Stanford, and Harvard, David uses multidisciplinary approaches—crossing academic and artistic boundaries—in order to identify under-acknowledged strengths, perspectives, and experiences among adolescents, particularly young men of color. His recent research explores the relationship between ethnic/gender identity and agency among youth of color, in addition to understanding emotional complexity and disclosure as a way for young Black and Latino males to cope with discrimination. His work has appeared in national publications including The Washington PostThe AtlanticHarvard Educational Review, and Education Week.