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Multicultural Education Research

Explore faculty research in multicultural education.

Research Faculty

Nimo Abdi
Assistant Professor Nimo Abdi
  • Immigrants, refugees, and Islam in urban education
  • Student identities
  • Context of schooling and communities in education
Nina Asher
Professor Nina Asher
  • Postcolonial and feminist theory, globalization, critical perspectives on multiculturalism
  • Asian American studies in relation to education
Vichet Chhuon
Associate Professor Vichet Chhuon
  • Urban Education
  • Racial and Ethnic Identities
  • Adolescent Development
  • School Connectedness
  • Immigrant Youth
  • Asian American Studies
Justin Grinage
Postdoctoral Associate Justin Grinage
  • Race and education
  • Critical whiteness studies
  • Emotion and affect in teaching and learning
  • Postcolonial theory
Lori Helman
Professor Lori Helman
  • Literacy development in the elementary grades
  • Effective instructional practices with multilingual learners
  • Teacher development and leadership
  • Assessment and instruction to support aspiring readers K-6
Mary (Fong) Hermes
Associate Professor Mary (Fong) Hermes
  • Indigenous language
  • Language as culture in Native American education
Timothy Lensmire
Professor Timothy Lensmire
  • Radical democracy
  • Critical pedagogies
  • Whiteness and white racial identities
Cynthia Lewis
Professor Cynthia Lewis
  • Race and classroom discourse
Marek Oziewicz
Professor Marek Oziewicz
  • Children's literature
  • Speculative fiction, especially fantasy
  • Global and multicultural books
  • Literature-based cognitive modeling for moral imagination, global citizenship, environmental awareness, and justice literacy
J.B. Mayo, Jr.
Associate Professor J.B. Mayo, Jr.
  • LGBT and Queer Studies
  • Teacher education
  • Critical pedagogies
  • Multicultural education
  • Social justice
  • Intersectionality of race, gender, and sexual orientation
Bic Ngo
Professor Bic Ngo
  • Immigrant identity
  • Culturally relevant pedagogy
  • Anti-oppressive education
Susan Staats
Associate Professor Susan Staats
  • Mathematics Education
  • Ethnography of Speaking, Linguistics and Anthropology
Bhaskar Upadhyay
Associate Professor Bhaskar Upadhyay
  • Equity, social justice, and urban teacher education in STEM Education
  • Race issues in STEM Education
  • STEM Education and Food Security in the Global South
  • Anthropology of STEM Education

Instructional Faculty

Ann Mason
Program Director of Elementary Teacher Education Ann Mason
  • Teacher education
  • Culturally relevant/sustaining pedagogy
  • Teacher identity
  • Intersections among race, racism, and schooling
  • Immigrant education
  • Social justice in education
  • Social and cultural contexts of education

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