Publications & Presentations

Featured Publications


Lopez, G. E., & Swords, D. (forthcoming). Intergroup dialogue students: Developing knowledge and skills for coalition building. In C. Banks & A. Vazquez (Eds.), No justice! No peace! College student activism, race relations, and media cultures. To be published by Peter Lang.

Romo, D. & Scully, I.M.E. (forthcoming). Theory in action: Indigenous pedagogies for antiracist teacher preparation education. In G. Martinez-Alba, J. Ruan & A. Hersi (Eds.), Antiracist teacher education: theory and practice.

Cosantino, J. (2022). Speaking out while speaking in: Transforming intergroup dialogues with mindfulness-based anti-racist practices. The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, 8(1). 

Cosantino, J. (2021). Hauntings of longing: A Mad autoethnographic poetic transcription. Disability Studies Quarterly, 41(2).

Cosantino, J. (2021). The possibilities of an anti-oppression mindful dialogic pedagogy in the intergroup dialogue classroom: An autoethnographic exploration. Western Journal of Communication.

Scully, I.M.E. (2021). Shapeshifting power: Trickster consciousness for navigating challenges in communities of care.  Seneca Falls Dialogue Journal, Vol. 4.

Cosantino, J., Gutierrez, A., & Krachman, S. (2020). Transforming education with mindfulness and an anti-oppression framework. In T. Heilers., T. Iverson, & B. Larrivee (Eds.), Educating mindfully: Stories of school transformation through mindfulness (pp. 74-79). Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully.

Swords, D. (2019). Intergroup dialogue, social power, and conflict transformation. In M. F. Elman, C. Gerard, G. Golan, & L. Kriesberg (Eds.), Overcoming intractible conflicts: New approaches to constructive transformations. Rowman & Littlefield.

Zúñiga, X., Lopez, G. E., & Ford, K. A. (2018). Intergroup dialogue: Critical conversations about difference and social justice. In M. Adams, W. J. Blumfeld, D. C. J. Catalano, K. Dejong, H. W. Hackman, L. E. Hopkins, B. J. Love, M. L. Peters, D. Shlasko, & X. Zúñiga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (pp. 644-647). New York, NY: Routledge.

Brown Williams, K., & Steinwert, T (2016). How is it with your soul? Developing a liberatory consciousness through dialogue in campus ministries. In M. Charlton & K. Armistead (Eds.), The prophetic voice and making peace. Nashville, TN: Higher Education and Ministry.

Gurin, P., Sorensen, N., Lopez, G. E., & Nagda, B. A. (2015). Intergroup dialogue: Race still matters. In R. Bangs & L. E. Davis (Eds.), Race and social problems: Restructuring inequality (pp. 39-60). NY: Springer Press.

Madden, M. (2015). Social class dialogues and the fostering of class consciousness. Equity & Excellence in Education, 48(4), 571-588.

Lopez, G. E., & Nastasi, A. W. (2014). Writing the divide: High school students crossing urban-suburban contexts. In X. Zúñiga, G. E. Lopez, & K. A. Ford (Eds.), Intergroup dialogue: Engaging difference, social identities, and social justice (pp. 149-170). London and New York: Routledge.

Zúñiga, X., Lopez, G. E., & Ford, K. A. (2014). Intergroup dialogue: Critical conversations about difference and social justice. In X. Zúñiga, G. E. Lopez, & K. A. Ford (Eds.), Intergroup dialogue: Engaging difference, social identities, and social justice (pp. 1-24, rev. introduction). London and New York: Routledge.

Zúñiga, X., Lopez, G. E., & Ford, K. A. (Eds.) (2014). Intergroup dialogue: Engaging difference, social identities, and social justice. London and New York: Routledge.

Islam, N., Steinwert, T., & Swords, D. (2014). Dialogue in action: Toward a critical pedagogy for interfaith education. Journal of Interreligious Studies, 13, 4-10.

Gurin, P., Sorenson, N., Nagda, B. A., Stephan, W. G., Gonzalez, R., Lopez, G. E., & Rodriguez, J. (2013). Effects of intergroup dialogue: A focus on processes and outcomes. In P. Gurin, B. A. Nagda, & X. Zúñiga (Eds.), Dialogue across difference: Practice, theory, and research on intergroup dialogue. New York: Russell Sage.

Nastasi, A. W. (2012). Researching to transgress: The epistemic virtue of research with. In C. W. Ruitenberg (Ed.), Philosophy of Education Archive (pp. 258-265).

Lopez, G. E., & Nastasi, A. W. (2012). Writing the divide: High school students crossing urban-suburban contexts, Equity & Excellence in Education, 45(1).

Zúñiga, X., Lopez, G. E., & Ford, K. A. (2012). Intergroup dialogue: Critical conversations about difference, social identities, and social justice education [introduction]. Equity & Excellence in Education, 45(1).

Zúñiga, X., Lopez, G. E., & Ford, K. A. (Eds.) (2012). Intergroup dialogue: Engaging difference, social identities, and social justice [special issue]. Equity & Excellence in Education, 45(1).

Lopez, G. E., & Zúñiga, X. (2010). Intergroup dialogue and democratic practice in higher education. New Directions for Higher Education, 152, 35-42.

Selected Presentations


Cosantino, J. (2021, October). An Introduction to Infusing Anti-Oppressive Mindfulness Practices Into Peer Support: With a Focus on Supporting Trans, Non-binary, and Gender non-conforming Bodyminds. Workshop presentation for the Students Advocating Mental Health Empowerment (SAMHE) undergraduate peer support mental health workers at Syracuse University, online.

Davis, E. & Cosantino, J. (2021, June). Building Bridges Across Differences: Centering Coalition Building and Collective Liberation in the Context of Online Intergroup Dialogues. Workshop presentation at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) online.

Scully, I.M.E. (2021, June). Dialogue with the Land, Dialogue with Each Other: Indigenous Teachings for Healing and Decolonial Futures. Research presentation at Arizona State University’s Cultivating Black and Native Futures in Education Conference [online].

Scully, I.M.E. (2021, June). Love Notes with the Land: Toward an Indigequeer Land Pedagogy in Dialogues Across Difference. Research presentation and workshop as part of “Indigenous Conversations Across Waters, Lands, Generations, and Imaginations” at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) Annual Meeting [online].

Cosantino, J. (2021, April). Speaking out while speaking in: Transforming intergroup dialogues with mindfulness-based anti-racist practices. Paper presentation as part of session, “Exploring the possibilities of an embodied dialogic praxis for personal transformation and collective liberation,” at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association [online].

Davis, E. (2021, April). Reclaiming the body: An authoethnography in the power of emotions in intergroup dialogue on race. Paper presentation as part of session, “Exploring the possibilities of an embodied dialogic praxis for personal transformation and collective liberation,” at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association [online].

Davis, E. & Cosantino, J. (2021, April). Exploring the Possibilities of an Embodied Dialogic Praxis for Personal Transformation and Collective Liberation. Workshop presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting online.

Davis, E. & Cosantino, J. (2021, February). Coalition-building in the classroom: Utilizing mindful, embodied dialogic pedagogy for personal and collective empowerment, liberation, and action. Workshop presentation at the Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully Conference [online].

Cosantino, J., & Davis, E. (2020, December). Consciousness-raising, coalition-building, and building bridges across difference: Exploring the possibilities for collective liberation through intergroup dialogues. Panel presentation at the 10th International Conference on Social Justice in Education [online].

Cosantino, J. (2020, November). Transforming Intergroup Dialogues With Mindfulness-Based Anti-Racist Practices. Poster presentation at the Mind and Life Institute Conference online.

Cosantino, J., & Davis, E. (2020, October). Being whole: A critical reflection on the nuance of emotional embodiment and subjectivities within intergroup dialogues in higher education. Symposium session scheduled for 6th International Conference for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL.

Davis, E. J., Lima, S., & Sacko, A. (2020, October). A dialogue on race and ethnicity: The pursuit of becoming whole. Workshop session scheduled for 7th Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues on “Questioning the past, disrupting the present, building the future.” Virtual, web-based conference based in Seneca Falls, NY.

Roquemore, K., Davis, E., Martinez, A., & Cosantino, J. (2020, October). Disability Justice, Higher Education, and Pandemic Learning. Symposium presentation for the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Conference in San Antonio, TX. [Conference canceled due to COVID-19].

Scully, I. M. E. (2020, October). Indigequeering land pedagogy. Workshop session scheduled for 7th Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues on “Questioning the past, disrupting the present, building the future.” Virtual, web-based conference based in Geneva, NY on unceded Seneca and other Haudenosaunee Confederacy lands.

Davis, E. & Cosantino, J. (2020, September). Being Whole: A Critical Reflection on the Nuance of Emotional Embodiment and Subjectivities within Intergroup Dialogues in Higher Education. Workshop presentation at the Center for Culturally Responsive Education and Assessment (CREA) Conference in Chicago, IL. [Conference canceled due to COVID-19]. 

Cosantino, J. (2020, April). Forging New Spoken and Unspoken Ground: The Intersections of Mindfulness, Participatory Collaboration, and Intellectual Disability. Symposium paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. [Conference canceled due to COVID-19].

Jackson-Cofield, D. (2019, June). Expanding intergroup dialogue method to cultivate global student and staff leaders. Workshop at the National Conference on Intergroup Dialogue, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Swords, D. (2019, June). Intergroup dialogue, constructive conflict, and social power: Towards transforming inequality. Poster presented at the National Conference on Intergroup Dialogue, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Swords, D. (2018, September). Intergroup dialogue, social power, and conflict transformation. Presentation at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Friday, L. G., & Swords, D. (2018, May). Wisdom and warnings: Organizing for transformation from the Piedmont to the nation. Paper presentation at the second Mobilization Conference on Nonviolent Strategies: Ethnicity, Race, and Radicalism held at San Diego State University.

Jackson, D. & Moore, A. (2018, March). Disrupting labels, embracing difference, and facilitating change. Workshop session at the annual NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) meeting held in Philadelphia, PA.

Jackson, D., & Romo, D. (2018, March). Bridging relationships across difference: Using intergroup dialogue to cultivate global student and staff leaders. Pre-conference workshop at the annual NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) meeting held in Philadelphia, PA.

Lopez, G. E. (2017, October). Engaged learning, engaged scholarship: Social identities and intersectionality across educational contexts, invited presentation at Stages of Change: Dialogue in a Liberal Arts Context, day-long symposium held at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.

Lopez, G. E. (2017, October). Featured panelist, Institutionalizing intergroup dialogue to improve campus culture, session chaired by C. Hsu, Stages of Change: Day-Long Symposium Promoting Dialogue Across and About Difference, held at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY.

Romo, D., & Jackson, D. (2017, October). Social justice pedagogy and university/community partnerships: How to critically engage youth in activism. Best practices presentation at the annual conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, Denver, CO.

Lopez, G. E., Gurin, P., Romo, D., Rodriguez-Newhall, A., Williams-Brown, K., & Dew, L. (2017, June). Facilitating dialogue, learning, and action: How are we preparing students for civic engagement? Featured session at Biennial Intergroup Dialogue Conference, “Dialogue in Context,” Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Swords, D., & Abdul-Qadir, E. (2017, June). Intergroup dialogue and social power: Towards transforming inequality. Workshop presentation at Biennial Intergroup Dialogue Conference, “Dialogue in Context,” Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Swords, D. (2017, April). Intergroup Dialogue, Social Power, and Conflict Transformation. Conference presentation at “The Conflict Conference”, Moody School of Communications, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Lopez, G. E., & Romo, D. (2016, October). The significance of dialogue across educational spaces: College, school, community. Presentation at Imagining America (IA) National Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Swords, D. (2016, September). Intergroup Dialogue, Social Power, and Conflict Transformation. Conference presentation at “Transforming Intractable Conflicts” Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, Syracuse University Maxwell School, Syracuse, NY.

Lopez, G. E., Ficarra, J., & Williams, K. (2015, November). Women in science: Working across difference. Invited presentation to Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Williams, K. (2015, June). Decolonizing dialogue boundaries through social identity. Presentation at Northeastern Intergroup Relations Conference, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Soto, J. (2015, June). Engaging race in the dialogic space: Critical self-reflection from a faciltitator of color. Presentation at Northeastern Intergroup Relations Conference, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Bartholomew, J. (2015, June). Dialoguing about the center: Whiteness, dialogue, and process. Presentation at Northeastern Intergroup Relations Conference, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Swords, D. (June, 2015). Applying intergroup dialogue beyond the classroom. Presentation at Northeastern Intergroup Relations Conference, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Lopez, G. E., & Nastasi, A. W. (2015, April). Diverse benefits: The significance of learning from difference for college and high school students. Research presentation as part of symposium (A. Stuart Wells, Chair), “In search of the educational benefits of diversity: Connecting the scholarship in higher education to K-12 schools and classrooms,” at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Williams, K. (2015, February). Decolonizing the academy: Dialogue spaces as a model. Research paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York City, NY.

Lopez, G. E. (2014, October). Invited panelist, Closing the academic achievement gap and improving the classroom experience, session chaired by T. B. Culbertson, “Addressing critical needs: Cultivating alliances and committing to a culture of racial and ethnic inclusion in legal education” at the Syracuse University College of Law Conference, Syracuse, NY.

Lopez, G. E., & Rodriguez, J. (Co-chairs)(2014, April). Testing the theory and practice of intergroup dialogue: Possibilities, outcomes, and limitations. Research symposium at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

Nastasi, A. W., & Lopez, G. E. (2014, April). Exploring authentic higher education – high school collaboration toward thick democracy. Research presentation at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.