Karen Pezzetti

Karen Pezzetti

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

Joined Connecticut College: 2022

B.A., Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley
Teaching Certificates in English, Social Studies, and Physical Education, University of California at Berkeley
M.A., Multicultural Urban Secondary English Education, University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D., Urban Education, Temple University


Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Secondary English Classrooms

Social Foundations in Teacher Education

Multicultural and International Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Policies and Practice in Urban Education

Teaching and Learning for Social Justice

Youth Participatory Action Research

Dr. Pezzetti’s teaching and scholarship explores identity, literacy, language, equity, and social change in Language Arts classrooms.

Her work is rooted in more than twelve years of experience teaching in racially and linguistically diverse public schools in California and Connecticut. She was awarded Teacher of the Year in Oakland Unified School District in 2008. Pezzetti continues to grow through engagement with Connecticut College students and coursework, through her active research agenda, and through current projects and partnerships with local schools.

Before accepting her current position at Connecticut College in Fall ‘22, Dr. Pezzetti spent four years as an Assistant Professor of English Education at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

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Mailing Address

Karen Pezzetti
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320