Jenifer  Crawford

Jenifer Crawford

Associate Professor of Clinical Education

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles


Teacher Education

Jenifer Crawford


Jenifer Crawford is Associate Professor of Clinical Education (offsite) in the teacher education concentration. Crawford’s long-term research agenda centers on social justice education, democracy and access in schools, and bridging critical social science theory to teacher practice.

At Rossier, Crawford teaches Social Context and Learning Theory in the MAT online program, and she works collectively with pre-service teachers to boost educational theory into practice and conceptualize the way teachers work against the status quo to achieve better conditions for America’s public school students.

Crawford has nine years’ educational research experience conducting qualitative analysis and fieldwork; including development and analysis of surveys, interviews and classroom observations and studying education policy implementation. She also has a wide range of international experience including studying, conducting research, and teaching in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Brazil. She has given scholarly lectures and published in both Spanish and Portuguese.

Through a Fulbright Fellowship, Crawford collaborated with the School of Education at the Federal University of Bahia (FACED) and with the Cooperative Research Network of Research and Intervention in Information, Curriculum and Work (REDPECT), about the strategic action of educators in popular art education in order to increase instructional access of marginalized young women in northeastern Brazil.

Selected Publications

  • Self and Society in Youth Organizing. InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies. Vol. 5, Issue 2, Article 2. http://re positories.cdlib.org/gseis/interactions/vol6/iss1/art2
  • Crawford et al. “Critical Spiritual Pedagogy: Reclaiming humanity through a pedagogy of integrity, community, and love.” In: Power and Education. v.1. n.1. ISSN 1757-7438.
  • Crawford et al. "Unplauging His Stomach: Curing the University of California Admissions Policy with an ethic of communal justice and care.” In: Education and Hope in Troubled Times: Visions of change for our children’s world. Ed. Shapiro, S. Routledge, NY, NY.
  • “Review: Why We Teach by Sonia Nieto.” InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies. Vol. 3, Issue 1, Article 13.”
  • Crawford, Jaramillo & McLaren. “Os Politios da Cultura Juventil e o Educação Multicultural” (The Politics of Youth Culture and Multicultural Education). Vol.3, Issue 2, Patio - Educação Infantil, Artmed Ed. S.A. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
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