Beverly Bickel is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture Doctoral Program and Affiliate Associate Professor of Gender, Women’s + Sexuality Studies at UMBC. Her scholarship focuses on the production, exchange, and dissemination of transformational knowledge that supports institutional transformation and changing cultural practices for social justice and participatory democracy. She relies on building sustained relationships across differences and negotiating among diverse knowledges, narratives, and intellectual practices. Collaborative inquiry and action projects ask how multiple truth claims and the discursive practices of people in diverse social knowledge networks operate in f2f and online public places and spaces including higher education, communities, K-12 schools, and cultural organizing projects. She serves as the campus liaison to the Imagining America consortium and participates in interdisciplinary projects including the Public Humanities Minor, the Community Leadership MPS, the UMBC BreakingGround civic agency initiative, the Digital Storytelling working group and the Imaging Research Center’s Art of Transformation project.