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Julia Steinberg Agnew is an adjunct instructor and teaches Issues in the Contemporary Classroom. She received her B.A. from Bowdoin College and an M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught for ten years in the School District of Philadelphia and is certified in Pennsylvania with an ESL specialist certificate.

Most recently, she has been mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate student teachers for Arcadia University and the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys the challenge of collaborating with urban and suburban educators to create positive, authentic learning environments for diverse learners.

She has additional experience leading professional development sessions for teachers, serving on curriculum writing teams, and creating and implementing literacy intervention programs and arts initiatives for children and their families.

Julia lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and daughter.

Ruth Almy (PhD, Indiana University) specializes in the history of migration and immigration law, as well as British imperialism and violence during settler colonialism. She has extensive experience teaching 20th century European history, as well as the history of the Holocaust. Ruth has published her work on racial and national bias in Canadian immigration law in the early 20th century in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. Her writing has also appeared in Contingent Magazine. In addition to her teaching, Ruth serves as the Program Director for the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center in Philadelphia, where she works to provide in-person Holocaust survivor testimony to schools in the Philadelphia area, and virtual programming of Holocaust testimony to schools in the country and around the world.

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