Jennifer de Saxe
Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Sociology
School of Social and Cultural Studies
Teaching in 2020
as Course Coordinator and Lectureras Course Coordinator and Lecturer
BA: UC Davis
MAT: DePaul University
MEd, PhD: University of Washington
Research Areas and Interests
My teaching and research explore the dynamics of knowledge production, inequality, and power relations in both schools and society. The lenses in which I examine such issues are embedded within a critical feminist perspective, paying close attention to the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, among others, and the interconnectedness of these identifiers as they relate to the many facets of analyzing and critiquing society writ large.
de Saxe, J.G. and Gourd, T. (Eds.) (2018). Radical Educators Rearticulating Education and Social Change: Teacher Agency and Resistance, Early 20th Century to the Present. Routledge.
De Saxe, J. G. (2016). Critical feminism and critical education: An interdisciplinary approach to teacher education. New York : Routledge
de Saxe, J., Bucknovitz, S., & Mahoney-Mosedale, F. (2018). The deprofessionalization of educators: An intersectional analysis of neoliberalism and education “reform.”. Education and Urban Society: an independent quarterly journal of social research. doi:10.1177/0013124518786398
de Saxe, J. G., & Favela, A. (2018). Good Teacher/ Bad Teacher: Helping Undergrads Uncover Neoliberal Narratives that Dichotomize and Disguise Structural Inequalities. Journal of Thought, Spring/Summer, 29-47.
de Saxe, J., & Smith, G. (2016). Introducing novice teachers to corporate and neoliberal educational reforms: Challenges and opportunities. The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2(1), 45-58.
de Saxe, J. (2015). A neoliberal critique: Conceptualizing the purposes of school. Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum, 5(1).
de Saxe, J. (2014). What’s critical feminism doing in a field like teacher education?. Géneros : multidisciplinary journal of gender studies, 3(3), 530-555.
de Saxe, J. (2012). Conceptualizing critical feminist theory and emancipatory education. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 10(2), 183-201.
de Saxe, J.G. Review of: Nagar, R., & Swarr, A.L. (2010). Critical transnational feminist praxis. New York, NY: State University of New York Press in Education Review.
de Saxe, J. (2019). Complicating Resistance: Intersectionality, Liberation, and Democracy. In G. Yancy (Ed.), Educating for Critical Consciousness. New York: Routledge.
de Saxe, J. (2018). Resistance as a Methodology: A Counterhegemonic Movement for Praxis in Education. In J. de Saxe, & T. Y. Gourd (Eds.), Radical Educators Rearticulating Education and Social Change: Teacher Agency and Resistance, Early 20th Century to the Present. Routledge.
Selected Conference Papers
de Saxe, J. (2019). Education as Liberation: Intersectionality, Resistance, and Emancipation. 2019 TASA Conference: Diversity & Urban Growth. Western Sydney University.
de Saxe, J. (2019). Rupturing the Seams of White Supremacy. Research-based solutions to online hate and offline consequences. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
de Saxe, J., & Trotter-Simons, B. E. (2019). Reflections on Developing an Anti-racist Pedagogy. SAANZ – Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference 2018. Victoria University of Wellington.
Norris, A., & de Saxe, J. (2018). It’s not as Bad as the United States…. SAANZ – Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference 2018. Victoria University of Wellington.
2018. Intersectionality and Educational Resistance. 2018 Women's Studies Association/Pae Akoranga Wāhine Conference: Feminist Engagements in Aotearoa: 125 Years of Suffrage and Beyond. Wellington, New Zealand
de Saxe, J. (2017). Resistance as a Methodology: A Counterhegemonic Movement for Liberatory Education. Respect Existence or Expect Resistance: Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand 2017. Dunedin, New Zealand.
de Saxe, J. (2017). Resistance as a Methodology: A Counterhegemonic Movement for Liberatory Education. Critical Pedagogies Symposium. Victoria University of Wellington.
2017. The Deprofessionalization of Educators: An Intersectional Analysis of Neoliberalism and Education “Reform”. Gender Studies Symposium 2017. Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.
2015. “Introducing Novice Teachers to Corporate and Neoliberal Educational Reforms—Challenges and Opportunities”.12th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies. Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.
2015. What’s critical feminism doing in a field like teacher education?. American Educational Research Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
2015. Rethinking Critical Feminism and Teacher Education. 34th Annual Gender Studies Symposium: Material Conditions, Gender, Sexuality, Capitalism. Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR.
2015. Bad Teacher/Good Teacher: Countering Corporate Narratives that Dichotomize and Disguise Structural Inequalities. 25th Annual International Conference of The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). New Orleans
2013. Testimonio, Identity, and Education: Reconceptualizing the Self. 23rd Annual International NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education) Conference. Oakland, CA.
2012. Critical Feminism and Teacher Education. In National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Annual Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA.