Christine Sleeter
California State University, Monterey Bay
Professor Emerita
Christine Sleeter

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Christine E. Sleeter (PhD, University of Wisconsin) is Professor Emerita in the College of Education at California State University Monterey Bay, where she was a founding faculty member. Previously she was a faculty member at Ripon College, and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She has served as a visiting professor at several universities, including San Francisco State University, the University of Maine, University of Colorado Boulder, Victoria University of Wellington and Auckland University in New Zealand, and Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid, Spain. She is past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and past Vice President (Division K) of the American Educational Research Association. Her research focuses on anti-racist multicultural education, ethnic studies, teacher education, and critical family history. She has published over 150 articles and 24 books, including Un-Standardizing Curriculum (2nd ed. with J. Flores Carmona, Teachers College Press, 2017) and Transformative Ethnic Studies in Schools (with M. Zavala, Teachers College Press, 2020). Her ethnic studies research review is widely used in efforts to instantiate ethnic studies in K-12 schools across the U.S. She has also published two novels that feature teachers as main characters (White Bread and The Inheritance), and is in the process of completing a third. She serves on several advisory boards, including the Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color, el Centro de Investigación en Educación para la Justicia Social (in Chile), and the UC California Teacher Research and Improvement Project. Awards for her work include the American Educational Research Association Social Justice in Education Award, the Chapman University Paulo Freire Education Project Social Justice Award, Kappa Delta Pi Laureate, and the National Association for Multicultural Education Exceptional Service Award. Her community service at present includes” incoming newsletter editor for the Central Coast Writers, doing volunteer gardening for the City of Monterey, and serving on the CSUMB Library Dean’ Advisory Council.

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