Issue 45 of the Bank Street Occasional Paper Series is a labor of love. It testifies to our love for Jonathan Silin, who for 17 years served as Editor-in-Chief of the Occasional Papers. The issue is also a testament to our respect for the things that matter to him. We have designed Issue 45 to exemplify two commitments that have shaped the decades of Jonathan’s career and that we believe will resonate with readers of the Occasional Papers.

Author Biography

Lisa Farley

Lisa Farley is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University. Her research considers how psychoanalytic theories of childhood can help us think about the emotional experiences of growth, belonging, and education. Recently, her work explores how teachers’ childhood memories inform their understandings of both teaching and children.

Gail Boldt

Gail Boldt is a Professor in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is on the undergraduate reading and elementary education faculties and is an affiliate faculty member in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies . Before coming to Penn State, she was an assistant and associate professor in the Language, Literacy and Culture Program at the University of Iowa. Gail is also a clinical psychotherapist and a Fellow in the College of Research Fellows of the American Psychoanalytic Association.She holds a Ph.D. from The University of Hawai’i at Manoa Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.



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