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Sabina E. Vaught
Associate Professor of Urban Education

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Departments of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum & Instruction
  • M.Ed., Vanderbilt University, Peabody College, Secondary English Education
  • B.A., University of Washington, English

Sabina E. Vaught is Associate Professor in the Department of Education. Dr. Vaught's scholarship examines the institutional contexts and dynamics of race, gender, schooling, and power. Her research focus on educational inequity and the political economy of schooling is grounded in Critical Race Theory and feminist theories. Specifically, she has conducted institutional ethnographic studies in a large urban school district and in a state division of juvenile affairs and its prison schools.

ED161 Sociology of the School
ED163 Philosophies
ED167 Critical Race Theory Seminar
ED191 Pedagogies
ED191 Issues in Qualitative Research

Vaught, S. (2012). Hate speech in a juvenile male prison school and in U.S. schooling, The Urban Review,
44(2), 239-264.

Vaught, S. (2012). Institutional grief: Prison, schooling, and racist melancholia, Harvard Educational
, 82(1), 52-77.

Vaught, S. (2011). Racism, public schooling, and the entrenchment of White Supremacy: a critical race
. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Vaught, S. (2011). "They might as well be Black": the racialization of Sa'moan high school students.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 25(5), 557-582.

Vaught, S. (2009). The color of money: School funding and the commodification of Black children. Urban
, 44(5), 545-570.

Vaught, S. (2008). Writing against racism: Telling White lies and reclaiming culture. Qualitative Inquiry,
14(4), 566-589.

Vaught, S. & Castagno, A. (2008). "I don't think I'm a racist": Critical race theory, teacher attitudes, and
structural racism. Race, Ethnicity, and Education, 11(2), 95-113.


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