Cathlin Goulding, Ed.D., is a curriculum specialist and education researcher.
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, and Vogue.com.
She studied literature at the University of California, San Diego and graduated from the Multicultural Urban Secondary Education program at the University of California, Berkeley. She has an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University.
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 taught courses and led professional learning at Teachers College, Columbia University, Long Island University, and the Presidio of San Francisco. She served as 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 place-based learning, public pedagogy, and the teaching of historical violence. 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 inquiry. Her dissertation on the designing former prisons as places of learning received the American Educational Research Association Division B's Outstanding Dissertation Award.
Currently, she co-directs YURI, an education consulting business that offers curriculum, youth workshops, and teacher professional development. She has created educational resources for The Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project, The Fred T. Korematsu Institute, The WNET Group, WETA, Third World Media, Mikva Challenge, David's Legacy Foundation, The Minor Collective, and the National Portrait Gallery.
In addition to her work as a curriculum consultant, she teaches preservice teachers at the City University of New York and San José State University.
She lives in Queens with Miso, a Maine Coon cat, and her partner, Kevin.