Cultural Studies
in Education

PROGRAM AREA COORDINATOR
Luis Urrieta, Jr.

GRADUATE ADVISOR
Keffrelyn Brown

The Cultural Studies in Education (CSE) program is a critical interdisciplinary program that studies social, cultural, philosophical, and historical issues in education, broadly conceived. The CSE program addresses social and cultural theory, as well as qualitative and ethnographic methods to study education in a range of contexts from the funds of knowledge of family and community settings, to the social, cultural, political, economic, and contested struggles of public urban schooling. CSE faculty and students recognize the power of alternative ways of knowing and being, as well as the fundamental importance of racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation diversity in education. CSE faculty specialize in sociocultural knowledge and teaching, discourse, critical theory and pedagogy, contexts of activism in education, identity formation, agency, African American and Latina/o experiences in education, diasporic community knowledges, Indigenous knowledge systems, and globalization and education.