Elizabeth Denevi

Elizabeth Denevi

Clinical Assistant Professor

Rogers Hall 424, MSC: 84

Elizabeth Denevi received her PhD from the University of London. As Director of the Eastern Educational Resource Collaborative, Dr. Denevi has worked with educational institutions across the country to promote equity and diversity pedagogy. She co-founded a blog and podcast Teaching While White, focused on engaging educators and students in exploring their white racial identity, and she has a new co-authored book on antiracist strategies for educators. Dr. Denevi has extensive experience as both a teacher and senior administrator in the DC area, Chicago, and the Bay Area, and has also been an adjunct in the GSEC’s principal license program since 2019.


Afeni Mills, Afrika, J. Chandler-Ward, & E. Denevi. Evolving Our Narratives About Race in Schools. Teaching While White, 28 Sep 2020.

Carter, R., & E. Denevi. (2006). Multicultural Seminar: A New Model for Professional Development. Multicultural Perspectives, 8(2), 18-24.

Chandler-Ward, J., & E. Denevi. (2022). Learning and Teaching While White: Antiracist Strategies for School Communities. New York: Norton.

Chandler-Ward, J., & E. Denevi. Foggy Mirrors. Teaching While White. 18 Apr 2017.

Chandler-Ward, J., & E. Denevi. White Fragility in Students. The Puzzle. January 28 2020.

Denevi, E. So What do White 4th Graders Have to Say About Race? California Teacher Development Collaborative. 14 March 2018.

Denevi, E. (2017). What If Being Called “Racist” is the Beginning, Not the End, of the Conversation? In E. Moore & A. Michael (Eds.), The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys. CA: Corwin.

Denevi, E., & M. Richards. (2012). Diversity Directors as Leaders: Making the Case for Excellence. In M. Brosnan (Ed.), The Inclusive School. Washington, DC: NAIS.

Denevi, E., & M. Richards. (2012). The Necessity of Collaborative Leadership. Independent School, 71(4), 56-61.

Denevi, E., & N. Pastan. (2006). Helping Whites Develop Antiracist Identities: Overcoming Their Resistance to Fighting Racism. Multicultural Education, 14(2), 70-73.

Denevi, E. (2004). White On White: Exploring White Racial Identity, Privilege, and Racism. Independent School, 63(4), 78-87.

Denevi, E. (2001). Whiteness: Helping White Students and Educators Understand Their Role in a Multicultural Society. Independent School, 61(1), 100-108.

Academic Credentials

PhD, University of London.

MA, Columbia University

BS, Northwestern University