Dr. Antonia Darder
Antonia Darder is currently with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she is a Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Latino/a Studies. She taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of California Irvine (2001-2002), a Professor of Education and Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University (1990-2001) and at Pacific Oaks College where she developed the first graduate program in Bicultural Development. She has also taught at California Polytechnic University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served as a Distinguished Professor at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. Her current work focuses on comparative studies of racism, class and society. Her teaching examines cultural issues in education with an emphasis on identity, language, and popular culture, as well as the foundations of critical pedagogy, Latino/a studies, and social justice theory.
Dr. Mike Cole
Doctor Mike Cole is Emeritus Research Professor in Education and Equality at Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln, UK. He has published extensively on equality issues. Recent books include Marxism and Educational Theory: Origins and Issues (Routledge, 2008); Critical Race Theory and Education: a Marxist Response (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); Racism and Education in the U.K. and the U.S:Towards a Socialist Alternative (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), Equality in the Secondary School: Promoting Good Practice Across the Curriculum (Continuum, 2011) and Education, Equality and Human Rights: Issues of Gender, ‘Race’, Sexuality, Disability and Social Class 3rd Edition (Routledge, 2011)