Faculty & Staff

Pauline Lipman, PhD

Professor

Pauline Lipman is professor of Educational Policy Studies and Director of the Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education. Her teaching, research, and activism grow out of her commitment to social justice and liberation. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on race and class inequality in education, globalization, and political economy of urban education, particularly the inter-relationship of education policy, urban restructuring, and the politics of race. Pauline is the author of numerous journal articles, book chapters, and policy reports. Her newest book, The New Political Economy of Urban Education: Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City (Routledge, 2011), argues that education is integral to neoliberal economic and spatial urban restructuring and its class and race inequalities and exclusions as well as to the potential for a new, radically democratic economic and political social order. Her previous books, High Stakes Education and Race, Class and Power in School Restructuring, received American Education Studies Association, Critics Choice Awards. In 2011, she received the American Education Research Association Distinguished Contribution to Social Contexts in Education Research, Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pauline is a member of the leadership body of Teachers for Social Justice – Chicago and is active in coalitions of teachers and community organizations. She is a co-director of the Data and Democracy Project and has co-led various collaborations with community organizations to produce policy reports that bring to light educational injustices and community-driven programs to transform urban schools. In 2012 she collaborated with the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization to support the Journey for Justice campaign for sustainable school transformation (supported by the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy). She is currently Principal Investigator of a community research-public engagement project documenting effects of school closings on students, families, and communities in Chicago (supported by College of Education and Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement). She is a frequent contributor to community forums of parents and teachers in Chicago and nationally.

Education

PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison

Selected Publications

BOOKS

Lipman, P. (2011). The new political economy of urban education: Neoliberalism, race, and the right to the city.  New York: Routledge.

Lipman, P. (2004).  High Stakes Education: Inequality, Globalization, and Urban School Reform.  New York: Routledge.

Lipman, P. (1998).  Race, Class, and Power in School Restructuring. Albany: State University of New York Press.

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS 

Lipman, P. (in press). The power of venture philanthropy to remake urban education—A perfect mix of disinvestment, wealth accumulation, and economic crisis. In A. E. Ginsberg, Ed. Between Charity and Justice:  The Many Faces of Philanthropy in Urban Education. Palgrave, forthcoming.

Lipman, P. (2013). Economic Crisis, Accountability, and the State’s Coercive Assault on Public Education in the USA. Journal of Education Policy, 28 (5), 557-573.

Gutstein, E. & Lipman, P. (2013).  The Rebirth of the Chicago Teachers Union and 

Possibilities for a counterhegemonic education movement. Monthly Review, 65(2), pp.1-12.  

Lipman, P. (2012). Neoliberal Urbanism, Race and Equity in Mathematics Education. Journal of Urban Mathematics, 5 (2), pp.6-17.

Lipman, P. (2012). Mixed income schools and housing policy in Chicago: A critical examination of the gentrification/education/”racial” exclusion nexus. In Gary Bridge, Tim Butler, Loretta Lees, Eds., Mixed Communities: Gentrification by stealth? London: Policy Press.

Lipman, P. (2011). Neoliberal Urbanism, Race, and the Assault on Public Education – Chicago’s Intersecting Agenda.  In W.H. Watkins, Ed., Assault on Public Education. New York: Teachers College Press.

Lipman, P. (2011). Contesting the city: neoliberal urbanism and the cultural politics of education reform in Chicago. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. Special issue:  Neoliberalism, cities and education in the Global South/North, 32 (2), pp.217-234.

Lipman, P. (2011). Neoliberal Education and a New Social Order: Dangers and Opportunities of the present crisis. Monthly Review, 63 (3).

Lipman, P. (2010). Racial reform on Chicago’s home front. In K. L. Buras, J. Randels, K. Y. Salaam & Students at the Center.  Eds., Pedagogy, policy, and the privatized city: Stories of dispossession and defiance.  New York: Teachers College Press.

Lipman, P. (2010). Etnografia edukacyjna i polityka globalizacji, wojny i oporu. [Educational Ethnography and the Politics of Globalization, War and Resistance]  (Trans. by A.  Koscianska & M. Petryk ). In H. Cervinkova & D. Golebniak, Eds., Pedagogika i antropologia zaangażowane, pp. 429-447. Wroclaw, Poland: Wydawnictwo naukowe Dolnoslaskiej Szkoly Wyzszej.

Lipman, P. (2009). Education and the right to the city: The intersection of urban policies, education, and poverty. In S. Ball, M. W. Apple & L. A. Gandin, Eds., International Handbook of the Sociology of Education, pp.241-252. London: Routledge.

Lipman, P. (2009). “Politics by other means” – Education accountability and the surveillance state”. In T. Monahan. &  R. D. Torres, Eds.,  Schools under Surveillance: Cultures of Control in Public Education. Rutgers, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Lipman, P. (2009). Uddannelsespolitik og neoliberal byudvikling: Et casestudie af Chicago. Gjallerhorn: Tidsskrift for professionsuddannelserne, No. 10, pp.79-89. Denmark: Journal for teachers, teacher educators, education ministers.

Lipman, P. (2009, August). Más allá de la rendición de cuenta: Escuelas para nuevas formas de vida. Revista Docencia, No. 38, pp. 27-43. Santiago de Chile. Journal for teachers, teacher educators, education ministers.

Lipman, P. (2009). The cultural politics of mixed income schools and housing: A Racialized Discourse of Displacement, Exclusion, and Control. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 40 (3), pp. 215-236.

Brown, J., R. Gutstein, P. Lipman. (2009). Arne Duncan and the Chicago Success Story: Myth or Reality?  Rethinking Schools, 23(3).

RECENT REPORTS

Gutierrez, R. R. & Lipman, P.  (2012, July). Dyett High School  & the 3 D’s of Chicago School Reform: Destabilization, Disinvestment, Disenfranchisement. Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education.

Lipman, P., Smith, J., Gutstein, E.  (2012, February). Data and Democracy: Investing in Neighborhoods, Research Paper Series, #3, Examining CPS’ plan to close, phase-out, turn-around 17 schools. Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education and Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for (Neighborhood and Community Improvement. University of Illinois-Chicago.

Horne, S., Lopez, F., Lipman, P., Sigcho, B. (2011). Investing in Youth:  How does the US compare? Analysis of international comparative data and recommendations for policy. Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education. University of Illinois at Chicago.

Lipman, P. & Gutstein, E., (2011). Should Chicago Have an Elected, Representative School Board? A Look at the Evidence. Chicago: Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education. University of Illinois at Chicago.

Fleming, J., Greenlee, A., Gutstein, E., Lipman, P., Smith, J. (2009, February). Data and Democracy: Investing in Neighborhoods, Research Paper Series, #2, Examining CPS’ plan to close, phase-out, consolidate, turn-around 22 schools. Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education and Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement. University of Illinois-Chicago. s

Greenlee, A., Hudspeth, N., Lipman, P., Smith, D. A. & Smith, J. (2008, February). Data and Democracy Project: Investing in Neighborhoods. Research Paper Series: Paper #1: Examining CPS’ plan to close, consolidate, turn-around 18 schools. Collaborative for Equity and Justice in Education and Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement. University of Illinois-Chicago.

SELECTED RECENT INTERNATIONAL ADDRESSES

The coercive neoliberal state and the struggle for hegemony: Race, space, and contested education politics in Chicago. Faculty of Social Sciences, Gdansk, Poland. April 19, 2013.

Neoliberal education: Contradictions and resistance. Conference on Education in the Time of Crises: Reproduction, Resistance, Change.  Polish Pedagogical Society and Faculty of Education, University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland. April  16-17, 2013.

Collaborative research with parents and local communities. Between Action Research and Activism for Educational Change. Faculty of Education, University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland. April  15, 2013.

Economic Crisis, the Coercive Neoliberal State, and Popular Contestations. The Gellner Lecture. Czech Sociological Association and Czech Association for Social Anthropology. Prague, Czech Republic. April 11, 2013.

Youth, the city, and neoliberal urbanism: Possibilities and dangers of the global crisis/uprising.  Symposium: Youth, the City and Neoliberal Globalization.  King’s College, London. December 9, 2011.

Honors & Awards

International Member, Polish Academy of Sciences. Lifetime membership in recognition for contribution to the social sciences and the humanities internationally and in the Polish context. 2013

Visiting Scholar, Havens Center for the Study of Social Structure and Social Change, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. March, 2013.

Lifetime Achievement Award. American Educational research Association for Distinguished Contribution to Social Contexts in Education Research  (2011).

Great Cities Faculty Scholar.  Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago  (2007-2008).