Janine Nkosi, Lecturer

Office phone:
Email: jnkosi@csufresno.edu

Class Schedule Spring 2019

Class Time Days Location

Office Hours: Online by appointment only

Personal Biography

Dr. Janine Nkosi is a lecturer of sociology at California State University, Fresno and has served as a faculty advisor in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development supervising and supporting students with their master’s projects. In addition to her doctorate in Education (2013) from California State University, Fresno, Dr. Nkosi has earned an associate’s degree in Liberal Studies (2003) from Fresno City College; a bachelor’s degree in Sociology (2007); and three master’s degrees: Counseling (emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2010, Fresno State), Sociology (2017, San Jose State), and Mexican American Studies (2017, San Jose State). In the community, Dr. Nkosi works as an education consultant where she conducts research, evaluates programs, and facilitates professional development and cultural diversity workshops. Janine is an advocate for equity and social justice through education.

Areas of Specialization

Dr. Nkosi's primary research focus is on the development of critical consciousness and praxis, one’s ability to think critically about social problems and develop a sense of agency to effect social change, through critical service-learning pedagogy. Dr. Nkosi and her student’s partner with community benefit organizations (CBOs) to integrate classroom learning with community change. Dr. Nkosi is an active member of the Center for Leadership, Equity and Research, and EL SOL Social Justice Leadership Academy.