Sabrina J. Curtis

Sabrina J. Curtis

  • Assistant Professor

Office Location

Bavaro Hall
417 Emmet Street S
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Sabrina J. Curtis’s teaching in the youth and social innovation program focuses on developing students’ knowledge, skills, and know-how to be critically informed and socially aware analytical thinkers and changemakers in youth-oriented and other nonprofit, public service, and education-related spaces. Previously, Curtis taught courses in gender studies and international education, and she brings to her teaching in YSI global and culturally relevant perspectives on gender and equity in education within and outside of formal schooling contexts.

Broadly, Curtis's research and community-facing work centers on youth civic engagement and sociopolitical development, feminist pedagogies, and the politics of Black girlhood while using a Black feminist lens to explore the civic and political lives of Black women and girls. Curtis is actively involved in community and youth leadership development programming, including youth advocacy training, civic education for women of color, and leadership development for youth in rural communities.


Ph.D., The George Washington University
M.A., Texas Southern University
B.A., University of New Mexico

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