Academics at Prescott College
Michelle Banks, M.A.
Michelle Banks is a cultural worker and former high school social studies teacher from Washington, DC. A transient resident of San Cristóbal Alta Verapaz, Guatemala since 2003, she does arts-based community research projects with rural children there aimed at reviving and transmitting ancestral knowledge systems. She has an MA in Cultural Sustainability from Goucher College and is completing a PhD in Sustainability Education at Prescott College. Michelle’s dissertation research explores the nexus of place-making and violence in post-conflict Guatemala. Her research disciplines include biocultural diversity, critical ethnography, landscape epistemology, and arts-based action research.
"Vamos a clavar los ojos más allá de la infamia, para adivinar otro mundo posible... Let's set our sights beyond the abominations of today, to divine another possible world... "Eduardo Galeano
PhD Candidate, Prescott College
M.A., Goucher College, Cultural Sustainability
B.A., Union Institute & University - Vermont College, Liberal Studies