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Clayton Hurd

Clayton Hurd

Portrait of Clayton Hurd
Haas Center for Public Service
Urban Studies


Clayton received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  He has extensive experience in community-based research, including ethnographic work in Central and South America on indigenous rights and education (Bolivia, Ecuador and Guatemala) and in northern California on issues of US-Mexico immigration, community organizing and public schooling. He has also coordinated a number of cross-cultural service learning projects in both the United States and abroad related to K-12 education and youth development, human rights issues and public health services.

Before arriving at Stanford, Clayton held a dual appointment as Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Service-Learning at the College of Coastal Georgia. Previous to that, he served as Assistant Professor of Education and Director of the Office of Service-Learning in the Institute for Learning and Teaching at Colorado State University (2005-2010).

Clayton's forthcoming bookConfronting Suburban School Resegregation: The Case of District Secession in California(2014, University of Pennsylvania Press) examines the political and educational processes that have contributed to increasing White/Latino school re-segregation in suburban areas of the United States. The book focuses on the core issues at stake in citizen campaigns to re-organize school districts in ways that accomplish Latino/White segregation as well as the expressions of resistance being mobilized against these potent citizen campaigns, particularly from those within the working-class Latino community.