Cathlin Goulding, Ed.D., is a curriculum specialist and researcher of place, pedagogy, and historical violence.
Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Journal of Public Pedagogies, Forum Journal, Hyphen, (Re)Constructing Memory: Education, Identity, and Conflict, Vogue.com, among other publications.
She studied in the Multicultural Urban Secondary English (MUSE) program at the University of California, Berkeley and earned a doctorate in Curriculum & Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation received the American Educational Research Association Division B's Outstanding Dissertation Award.
A fourth-generation Los Angeleno, she started in the education field as an English and poetry teacher at a public high school in the East San Francisco Bay Area.
Since then, she has worked on curriculum design, educational publishing, research, and outreach for the Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project, Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC), Fred T. Korematsu Institute, Mikvah Challenge, WNET (New York Public Media), WETA (Public Television and Classical Music for Greater Washington), and David's Legacy Foundation.
She has taught courses and led workshops at Teachers College, Columbia University, Long Island University, and the Presidio of San Francisco. From 2017-2019, she was an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral research fellow at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and a visiting scholar at New York University.
Her research focuses on education and public memory in post-conflict settings. She examines immersive educational experiences in concentration camps and other sites exhibiting "difficult" pasts. As the daughter and granddaughter of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II, the history and reverberations of the concentration camp are key areas of her research and writings.
Currently, she co-directs YURI, an education consulting business that offers curriculum, youth workshops, and teacher professional development on Asian American history and stories. She also teaches in the Adolescent Social Studies program at CUNY's Hunter College.
She lives in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York with her cat, Miso.