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Justin JimenezJustin P. Jimenez

Doctoral Student
Expected Graduation: 2018
Hometown: San Jose, California

Previous Education

Areas of Interest


Complexity, contestation and possibility inhere education. Broadly, my professional endeavors situate these motifs in nuanced ways to consider how quotidian boundaries and enactments in educational discourse can be transgressed. I contend this consideration has significant implications for instantiating a renewed social imaginary.

I am primarily interested in signature pedagogies of teacher education, particularly the use of intentional inquiry and reflection to inform a robust and transformative praxis. I also draw on critical theory, to construct deeper meanings of relationality, ethics, and care in educational contexts.

My prospective dissertation topic propounds cosmopolitanism as a matter of considerable import for teacher education. I intend to explore how a cosmopolitan sensibility is conceptualized and fostered through multiliteracies.

I currently support the Teacher Education Redesign Initiative (TERI) as a teaching fellow and instructor, respectively, for the foundational courses, Culture, Schools and Communities (OLPD 5000) and School and Society (OLPD 5005).

I am glad to make the Twin Cities a homespace. In my free time, I enjoy reading (anything bell hooks, Maxine Greene, or Henry Thoreau), baking, and listening to podcasts.

Revised November 23, 2015