Zeus Leonardo

Member Since: 2022

Zeus Leonardo is Professor and past Associate Dean (2018-2021) of Education, and Faculty of the Critical Theory Designated Emphasis at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and a past Vice President of AERA’s Division G, Social Context of Education (2017-2020). He has received several recognitions, including the Derrick Bell Legacy Award from the Critical Race Studies in Education Association and the Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award from AERA. Leonardo has authored or edited ten books, such as Race Frameworks; the 2nd edition of Education and Racism (with Norton Grubb); Race, Whiteness and Education; and his most recent book, Edward Said and Education. His articles and book chapters critically engage race, class, and gender stratification in education; democratic schooling; and diversity in multiple forms, including epistemological and ideological difference. His work is interdisciplinary and brings together insights from sociology, contemporary philosophy, and race/ethnic studies. In addition to invitations in the U.S., Professor Leonardo has delivered keynotes in England, Sweden, Canada, and Australia.

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