Ferentz Lafargue is a writer, educator and consultant with nearly twenty years of experience in secondary and higher ed institutions. His primary areas of consultation are diversity and equity; student recruitment and retention; and approaches to improving student success.
He is the author of Songs in the Key of My Life. His writing have appeared in such venues as 215mag, Americas Quarterly, The Huffington Post, Next American City, Social Science Research Council and Social Text: Periscope.
Ferentz’s work outside academia also extends into ventures as varied as District Marketing. From 2007-2009, he served as Director of the organization Nostrand Park which was devoted to promoting small businesses and the arts along the Nostrand Avenue Corridor in Crown Heights.
Prior to completing his PhD in African American and American Studies at Yale University, Ferentz earned a B.A. in Africana Studies and English at Queens College, CUNY. The list of colleges and universities where he has either delivered presentations or served on staff include, The Catholic University of America, Williams College, Eugene Lang College, Dartmouth College, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Riverside, Tufts University, and Wesleyan University.