Emancipatory Education

Liberatory Ed for Marginalized Learners

people work in classroom, putting ideas on a whiteboardGrounded in both the rich diversity and innovative nature of our region, we navigate the complexities of liberatory education, bilingual teacher readiness, instructor preparation for intersectional communities, and the nexus of language and identity through research and scholarship. Our research aims to counter destabilizing forces, regenerate futures, and support the educational needs of marginalized communities. Below is a rotating selection of our standout investigators in these areas.

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Featured Faculty

anyonYolanda Anyon
Associate Professor of Social Work
Racism, School Discipline, Restorative Justice, Youth Participatory Action Research, Critical Theory
ORCID: 0000-0002-5707-8568

briceñoAllison Briceño
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Biliteracy, Bilingual Education, Literacy, Critical Literacy, Children's Literature
ORCID: 0000-0002-7137-9906

castrellonLiliana E. Castrellón
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership, Social Justice Leadership, Immigration and Education Policy, Latina/o/x/e Students, Higher Education
ORCID: 0000-0002-9701-549X

gowardShonda Goward
Associate Vce Provost of Undergraduate Advising and Student Success
Low-Income Students, Race and Ethnicity, Student Success, Retention
ORCID: 0000-0002-3234-046X

lattimerHeather Lattimer
Dean, Lurie College of Education
Education, Learner-Centered Education, Global Education, Teaching, Teacher Action Research
ORCID: 0000-0001-6749-7670

marieTiffani Marie
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Youth Wellness, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Apocalyptic Education
ORCID: 0000-0002-6042-496X

marxRobert Marx
Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Development
Queer and Trans Youth, School- and Community-Based Supports, Sexual Assault Prevention Programming
ORCID: 0000-0002-7566-5010

pozaLuis E. Poza
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Language Ideologies, Bilingual Education, Language Policy, Multilingual Learners, Raciolinguistics
ORCID: 0000-0002-6775-8719

thieleMegan Thiele Strong
Associate Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Soc. Sciences
Environmental Sociology, Dialoguing for Social and Environmental Justice, Anti-racism, Sociology of Education, Mental Health, Social Stratification
ORCID: 0000-0002-5629-3602

watsonWanda Watson
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Race, Ethnicity, Culture

wigginsYolanda Wiggins
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
Higher Education, STEM Education, The Family, Race/Ethnicity, Qualitative Methods, Public Policy, Public Sociology
ORCID: 0000-0002-7329-1641

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