- Ph.D., Educational Studies and Cultural Foundations, UNC-Greensboro
- M.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC Chapel Hill
- B.A., Psychology, Princeton University
Lalenja is an interdepartmental instructor for the Integrative Community Studies Certificate Program where she has been involved in the development of the program since its first cohort of students in 2007. Her current responsibilities include teaching 1st and 2nd year practicum. She is also an instructor with the School of Education’s Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations department, and the Honors College.
social justice, advocacy, disability studies, participatory/community engaged research, arts-based research, poetic analysis, UDL and engaged pedagogy, critical theory, black feminist theory