Miguel N. Abad

Miguel N. Abad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development at San Francisco State University. For over a decade, he has been a youth worker collaborating with community-based and non-profit organizations in the Bay Area in numerous fields such as college access, career development, arts education and social movement organizing. As a youth studies researcher, his scholarly work touches upon race and social justice, out of school time education, youth development, youth activism, and participatory action research. His work has been featured in publications such as Race, Ethnicity and Education: Anthropology and Education Quarterly; and Race and Class.

Books by Miguel N. Abad:

Repertoires of Racial Resistance
Pedagogical Dreaming from the Classroom to the Streets

Repertories of Resistance: Pedagogical Dreaming from the Classroom to the Streets explores the integral role of dreaming and imagination in pursuing educational justice. The illuminating case studies in this book highlight how youth and adults utilize Transformative Methodologies not only to generate knowledge, but also promote social change.

Transformative Methodologies are approaches to research and knowledge production that explicitly:

  • center the perspectives, experiences, and expertise of BIPOC youth and communities as essential to research
  • challenge conventional social science frameworks that relegate communities as “objects” of inquiry, and
  • facilitate ethnically and racially minoritized young people to leverage their educational opportunities to express their agency, imagine emancipatory futures, and embody social change.
Chapters in the book demonstrate how researchers, practitioners, and youth utilize methodologies such as participatory action research, testimonials, counter narratives and critical storytelling to make sense of social inequalities and envision futures rooted in justice. This text considers the intimate relationship between youth leadership and empowerment with dreaming and imagination. The book includes case studies based in diverse contexts such as K-12 schools, community-based settings, and higher education. Moreover, the text specifically highlights how BIPOC young people leverage their imaginations as part of their efforts to advocate for justice in their communities, families, and schools. This book emphasizes the importance for researchers and practitioners to leverage youth imagination and freedom dreams in creating culturally sustaining educational settings and promoting transformative youth leadership. This volume will be of interest to graduate, postgraduate students, researchers and academics in fields such as multicultural education, critical pedagogy, youth development and qualitative and participatory methodologies. Pre-service teachers, practitioners, and libraries will also find this book useful.

Perfect for courses such as: Multicultural Education, Foundations of Education, Critical Pedagogy and Education, Youth Development, Out of School Time Education, Research Methodology, Anthropology and Education, Sociology and Education, and Youth Resistance

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