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Nathan Phillips

Founder and Co-Director of the Make Good Lab

Assistant Professor, UIC College of Education

Curriculum & Instruction


Nathan Phillips is an Assistant Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture. He studies teaching, learning, and literacies across the time and space of people’s lives as they materially, physically, and virtually engage in and travel through the world. In collaboration with educators working in youth-serving non-profits in Chicago and across the US, Nate explores and builds tools and resources with and for young people that recognize and cultivate family and cultural knowledges to enlarge and support opportunities to learn and to counter negative and racist narratives about communities, families, and youth of color.