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Nicole Nguyen

Associate Professor of Social Foundations of Education

Contact

Building & Room:

3406 ETMSW

Address:

1040 W. Harrison St. (MC 147), Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-5660

About

Nicole Nguyen is associate professor of social foundations of education. Immersed in political geography, critical education studies, and critical sociology, Nicole's research ethnographically investigates the intersections of national security, war, and US public schooling. Nicole teaches classes on the criminalization of youth in urban schools, school militarization, and the sociology of education. She also leads the College's Creating Cultural Competencies endowed initiative, which includes curricula and teacher workshops related to countering anti-Muslim racism in schools and classrooms.

 

Education

2014 - PhD, Syracuse University, Cultural Foundations of Education

2010 - MA, New York University, International Education/Education in Emergencies

2008 - BA, Syracuse University, English Education and English & Textual Studies

 

Books

Nguyen, N. (2016). A curriculum of fear: Homeland security in US public schoolsMinneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Nguyen, N. (in press). Suspect communities: Anti-Muslim racism and the domestic war on terrorMinneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

 

Refereed Articles 

Refereed Book Chapters

  • Nguyen, N. (in press). The school-security nexus and the changing geographies of the state. In A. E. Jonas, N. Koch, C. Lizotte, J. Luukkonen, & S. Moisio (Eds.), Handbook on the changing geographies of the state: New spaces of geopolitics. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Nguyen, N. & Kaufman, E.* (in press). Biometrics technologies. In B. Warf (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies, New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Nguyen, N., Nastasi, A.W., Mejia, A., Stanger, A., & Madden, M. (2016). Epistemic friendships: Collective knowledges and feminist praxis (postscript by Chandra T. Mohanty). In E.H. Chowdhury & L. Philipose (Eds.), Dissident friendships: Imperialism, feminism, and the possibility of transnational solidaritiesChampaign, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Invited Book Reviews

Media

(2019). Chicago Reporter, Report: Illinois’ Countering Violent Extremism programs struggle to gain community partners (news interview)

(2019). WBEZ Worldview, Do anti-extremism tactics harm Muslim and Arab communities? (news interview)

(2018). Chicago Reader, The problem with the ‘public health’ approach to ideological violence. (news interview)

(2017). In These Times, We can't fight Trump-style hate with the surveillance state (news interview)

(2017). Chicago Tonight, Chicago group opposing neo-Nazis planned to target jihadists, too (news interview)

(2017). Wallet Hub, 2017’s states with the most at-risk youth (news interview)

(2017). Chicago Tonight, Recruiting America’s future hackers – On Chicago’s west side (news interview)

(2017). Voice of America, US groups focused on ‘countering violent extremism’ still waiting for funds (news interview)

(2017). Chicago TonightIllinois agency awarded controversial counter-extremism grant (news interview)

(2017). Againist the Grain, KPFA radio, book interview

(2016). The Majority Reportbook interview (interview begins at 13:25)

(2016). Rising Up with Sonali, KPFA radio, book interview

(2016). Pacific Standardbook feature with an interview

(2016). Alternetbook feature

(2016). New Books in Educationbook interview

 

Other

(* indicates graduate students)

 

Awards

Globe Book Award, American Association of Geographers

 

Courses Taught

ED 200: Educational Policy Foundations

ED 373: Introduction to the School-Prison Nexus

EDPS 543: The Criminalization of Youth in Urban Schools

EDPS 572: Sociology of Education

EDPS 596: Writing a Qualitative Dissertation

 

Service

Department:

Social Foundations of Education doctoral program co-coordinator

Policy Studies Doctoral Student Writing Group faculty advisor

Undergraduate Course Committee member

 

College:

Doctoral Program Steering Committee member

Student Writing Subcommittee member

Summer Writing Retreat faculty organizer

 

University:

Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Asian Americans member

Arab American Cultural Center advisory board member

Asian American Resource and Cultural Center advisory board member

Honors College faculty fellow

Race and Empire Working Group facilitator

Sawyer Seminar Working Group member

 

Professional:

American Association of Geographers, Critical Geographies of Education Specialty Group co-founder and co-chair

New York University, International Education Alumni Council ambassador

Syracuse University, School of Education Board of Visitors member

 

Reviewer

Political Geography

Educational Policy

Urban Education

Society & Space

Educational Studies

Curriculum Inquiry

Journal of International Relations and Development

Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

Educational Policy Analysis Archives

Asia Pacific Journal of Education

IET Biometrics

Politics and Space

Routledge

Cambridge University Press

 

Professional Memberships

American Educational Research Association

American Association of Geographers

American Educational Studies Association

National Women's Studies Association

American Studies Association