Topics of Interest: state and local government, including urban policy, city planning, local democracy, and public finance; local governance of high poverty areas, both urban and rural; and the legal causes of concentrated poverty and fiscal crisis.
Topics of Interest: Inner-city Youth; International Comparative Education; Language; Linguistics/Linguistic Human Rights; Literacy; Literacy and Culture; Curriculum and Instruction; Multicultural Education; Diversity; Teacher Education and Certification; Urban Education
Topics of Interest: Access and Equity; Applied Econometrics; Applied Statistics in Educational Research; Design Experiments; Economics of Education; Education Policy; Evaluation; Higher Education; Research Methods; State and Federal Education Policy.
Topics of Interest: Comparative Urban Histories of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S.; Mexican American History; African Americans and Latinos; Contemporary Urban America; American West and California.
Topics of Interest: American Studies; Effects of Journalism on American Writers’ Poetry and Fiction; African American Voices on Canonical American literature; Desegregation of American Literary Studies; Feminist Criticism; Public history and Literary History.
Topics of Interest: Judaism: Talmudic Literature and Culture; Gender in Jewish Culture; Judaism & Christianity in Late Antiquity; Discourses of Orthodoxy vs. Heresy; Rabbinic Conceptions of Judaism w/respect to Greco-Roman Culture.
Topics of Interest: Deisgn history and research; archaeological theory; heritage studies and archaeologies of the contemporary past; the archaeology of Greco-Roman urbanism; the regional archaeology of the English-Scottish borders.
Topics of Interest: Bilingual Education / ESL; Educational Equity; Family Issues; Foreign Language Instruction; Hispanic Issues in Education; Immigrant Issues; Language Acquisition; Language Policy; Minorities.
Topics of Interest: Service learning and experiential learning pedagogies; Land use and transportation planning; Participatory planning and urban design; Community-based sustainable development; International Urbanization
Topics of Interest: Low-carbon development and sustainable communities; renewable energy and energy efficiency; cultural identity and heritage preservation, particularly in East Asia; public design and citizen participation