Adam Henze is a research associate with the Center on Education and Lifelong Learning (CELL) at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomingon. Henze is currently a doctoral candidate in the Literacy, Culture, and Language Education Department at Indiana University.
Henze is a researcher, educator, and spoken word artist, and has shared his work in over 30 states, as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, England, and Ireland. He is the co-founder and former director of Slam Camp, a summer writing academy for teenage poets, and the director of Power of a Sentence, a writing workshop series at a women’s prison in Indianapolis. His research interests include critical media literacy, youth literacies, prison pedagogy, and inquiry methodology. Henze was the Official Poet of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
Henze holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and English Writing from Western Kentucky University, a Master’s in the Art of Teaching from the University of Indianapolis, and has an anticipated graduation date of May 2020 for a Doctorate in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education.
- Hip hop literacies
- Poetic inquiry
- Pop culture studies
- Writing and composition
- Henze, A., & Hall, D. T. (2018). Dying of thirst: Kendrick Lamar and the call for a “new school” hip hop pedagogy. In A. Kraehe, R. Gaztambide-Fernandez, & B. S. Carpenter II (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook on Race and the Arts in Education (pp. 265 – 283). Palgrave MacMillan.
- Henze, A. (2017). Written with love from a passing train. In L. Carspecken (Ed.), Love in the time of ethnography (pp. 189 – 192). Lexington Books.
- Henze, A. (2017). Read this book out loud: A review of Young Adult works by artists from the poetry slam community. The ALAN Review, 42(2), 68-78.
- Hines, M. B., Henze, A., Ivanova, C., Rowland, L., Waggoner, L., & Lisak, M. (2016) Action research in education. Oxford Bibliographies. Oxford University Press. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199756810/obo-9780199756810-0140.xml?rskey=Lyz490&result=1&q=action+research#firstMatch
- Bumbalough, M., & Henze, A. (2015). Infinite ammo: Exploring issues of post-traumatic stress disorder in in popular video games. In S. Y. Tettegah & W. D. Huang (Eds.), Emotions, technology, and digital games (15–34). Academic Press.
Awards and Honors
- Awarded the New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Fellowship (2018)
- Named Official Poet of the Indianapolis 500 (2016)
- Awarded the Harste Alternative Literacies Fellowship (2014 – 2016)
- Awarded honorary rank of Kentucky Colonel for youth advocacy work in Kentucky (2009)
- Won five national team titles in competitive speech and debate (2001 – 2005)