De Senso, Justin

Lecturer in English, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Office Phone: 610-396-6378
Mailing Address:
154 Franco Building

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Justin M. De Senso comes to Penn State Berks after having taught and lectured at colleges and universities across the US, including the University of Florida, Drexel University, and El Paso Community College. He is currently an American Studies PhD candidate at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, where he taught courses on world history as well as hip-hop. His dissertation research focuses on the role of officers of color in postwar Brooklyn and Harlem.

In 2016, in collaboration with the Center for Service Learning and Community-Based Research, Justin began "The Reading Police Oral History Project," a student-authored publication that documents the lives of local City of Reading cops. That same year, Justin co-found the Power Politics Learning Community, an on-campus faculty-staff-student initiative focused on social justice programming and curricula.

Courses Taught:
ENGL 15-97
AAS / IN ART 126