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Sydney Curtis

Instructor in Precollege Programs for Women, Gender & Representation

Sydney Curtis




Originally from Dallas, Texas, Dr. Sydney Curtis is a Black feminist scholar and educator. Sydney contributes relational, spiritual, and pedagogical perspectives in postsecondary education by leading community-centered programs, publishing critical scholarship, and teaching. Sydney’s research explores the relationship between spirituality, Black feminism, and critical pedagogy with publications in the Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs, Dialogues in Social Justice, and a book chapter honoring her foremother bell hooks, titled Extending embodiment: bell hooks’ engaged pedagogy in the virtual postsecondary classroom. Sydney was awarded a fellowship in 2022 from the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition at Loyola University Chicago. She works at the University of North Texas at Dallas as Director of Programs and Innovation in the Center for Socioeconomic Mobility through Education. Sydney also offers editing, facilitation, and curriculum design services through her small business, CONVEY Editing and Curriculum Design. Sydney earned a Ph.D and M.Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola Chicago in 2023 and 2018, respectively, and a B.S. in Athletic Training from Texas State University in 2016.


Ph.D., M.Ed., Loyola College
B.S., Texas State University