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Critical Studies of Race, Class, and Gender

Our faculty engage in interdisciplinary analysis to understand the functions, limits, and possibilities of schooling. In particular, race, class, and gender relations are social forces that inform and shape the organization of schools and various educational spaces such as sports and other formal and informal learning communities. We explore the role of schooling in sustaining a democratic society in the face of, and in relationship to, social inequality, economic restructuring, and changing social relations in the nation-state. Examples include the interactions between students and teachers, the knowledge valued as the official curriculum, policies concerning discipline or funding, and disparities between  educational contexts and in learning outcomes.

To find a faculty member who is an expert in the area, click on the titles below. 

Critical Social and Cultural Theories

Globalization, Immigration, and Migration

Patricia Baquedano-López*
> Sarah W. Freedman
Lisa Garía Bedolla*
Glynda Hull*
Erin Murphy-Graham*
> Daniel Perlstein*

* Faculty designated to advise new doctoral students

Race & Social Inequality in Urban Education

Social Identities in Educational Contexts