Prefatory Essay: Unfinished Conversations With Jean Anyon

Eve Tuck, Sefanit Habtom

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In this essay, Eve Tuck and Sefanit Habtom consider three contemporary conversations in the field of urban education: Urban education takes place on Indigenous land; diversity is not it, and social movements do more than we can know at a given time. Tuck imagines these may have been conversations that her mentor, Jean Anyon, would be writing, mentoring, or thinking about. Drawing from Anyon and Tuck’s conversations from nearly 20 years ago, the coauthors of this essay are connected within another mentoring relationship. This time, Tuck is the professor and Habtom is a doctoral student. Tuck and Habtom continue the tradition of unfinished conversations that might extend beyond the time frames of a lived life, of a mentoring relationship, and historical moment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-20
Number of pages11
JournalTeachers College Record
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2021


  • doctoral supervision
  • social movements
  • urban education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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