Kadiatou Tubman (pronunciation: kay-deeyuh-to & pronouns: she/they ) is an educator, scholar, writer. She has over 10 years of youth development, facilitation, and historical research experience, which has equipped her with a critical understanding of history, systemic oppression, social movements, and individual impact.
In her work, Kadiatou's pedagogy centralizes liberation via abolition; historical literacy; social justice; and critical race and gender theory. She has been recognized for her ability to synthesize challenging information/content and teach and lead diverse audiences.
As Manager of Education Programs and Outreach at the Schomburg Center, Kadiatou directs the Schomburg Center's renowned Junior Scholars Program, founder/executive producer of the Schomburg Center's annual Black Lives Matter Teen Conference, and a lead producer of the annual Black Comic Book Festival. She also hosts a number of the Schomburg Center's Live Conversations, which have featured scholars like Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., Dr. Imani Perry, activist & author Ilyasah Shabazz, and Superbowl Champion & activist Michael Bennett. Her most recent work includes the “By Any Means Necessary Project”, which showcases research and art created by the Junior Scholars Program.
Kadiatou is currently receiving her MA in Social Studies Education at Columbia University Teachers College. When she is not teaching or organizing, Kadiatou spends her time volunteering in her community and learning choreography via YouTube.