SABRINA J. CURTIS
Sabrina Curtis is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University. Her research focuses on citizenship education, the political identities of Black youth, community-based education, and the utility of Black feminist and Afrocentric pedagogy in the development of youth’s critical civic literacies. Currently, her dissertation explores the political literacies of Black girls and their engagement with political ideas and public policy in a critical civic literacy course. Sabrina has served as Instructor of Record and Teaching Assistant at The George Washington University, Howard University, and at the University of Maryland University College for English, Writing, Africana Studies, Teacher Education, and Research Methods Courses.
Sabrina is committed to education that creates space for young people to explore their personal identities and allows for engagement and critique with social, cultural, and political ideas. Sabrina has extensive experience in developing and leading youth empowerment programs and she is currently working on an upcoming program that will provide high school students with access to travel-based civic and political literacy programming.
Prior to starting her PhD, Sabrina served in the Obama Administration as the White House Liaison at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Before joining NEH, she served as the Director of Scheduling for Attorney General Loretta Lynch and as Special Assistant and Advance Lead to Attorney General Eric Holder at the U.S. Department of Justice. Sabrina also served on the Advance Teams for the Offices of the Vice President and The First Lady at The White House. Sabrina was also a staff member on the Events and Ceremonies team for the 2012-2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee and a member of the National Advance Team for Obama for America. She has worked on logistics and protocol teams for a wide range of political events throughout the country and abroad, including the first-ever U.S. Africa Summit, The United States of Women Summit, the INTERPOL General Assembly, various Justice and Home Affairs ministerials, and G6 summits. Sabrina’s international experience is highlighted by her extensive travel and by her training in the Political Section at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
Sabrina is a very active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she serves as a member of the Social Action Committee for Fort Washington Alumnae Chapter and completed service as a member of the Eastern Region Special Events Committee; Co-Chair of the Delta GEMS Committee of the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter; Chair of Delta Academy for the Houston Alumnae Chapter; Texas/New Mexico State Facilitator for the Southwest Region; and Chapter President of the Eta Iota Chapter at the University of New Mexico.
Sabrina holds a Master’s degree in English from Texas Southern University and Bachelors’ degrees in English and Political Science from the University of New Mexico. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.