Curriculum Theory Project Lecture ft. Kristen Buras

Curriculum Theory Project Lecture Series

Thursday, March 31

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

131 Allen Hall


All faculty, students, and teachers are welcome!


burasCharter Schools, Race, and Urban Space: Where the Market Meets Grassroots Resistance

Featured scholar Dr. Kristen Buras, Georgia State University 

Dr. Kristen Buras is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She was a Wisconsin-Spencer Fellow and received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is co-author of Pedagogy, Policy and the Privatized City: Stories of Dispossession and Defiance from New Orleans (2010), which received recognition for its outstanding contribution to the field from the Curriculum Studies Division of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

She is also the author of Charter Schools, Race and Urban Space: Where the Market Meets Grassroots Resistance (2014), Rightist Multiculturalism: Core Lessons on Neoconservative School Reform (2008) and co-editor of The Subaltern Speak: Curriculum, Power and Educational Struggles (2006).

Buras has spent the past decade researching school reform in New Orleans, including charter schools and alternative teacher recruitment. She is the co-founder and director of Urban South Grassroots Research Collective for Public Education (USGRC) and was granted the Distinguished Scholar-Activist Award by Critical Educators for Social Justice of AERA. She is also past associate editor for the Journal of Education Policy and a current editorial board member.