About Our Faculty Members
Lance McCready, Assistant Professor
Lance McCready teaches "School & Society" for the Secondary Teacher Education Program and “Approaches to Urban Education” in the new Urban Education M.Ed. Cohort.
Lance's research seeks to develop and promote “intersectional” perspectives on urban education that look at the ways race, class, gender, and sexuality have an impact on teaching and learning in inner-city schools. In particular, he is interested in the way intersectional perspectives can help teachers, students, and policymakers better understand disparities in achievement, participation, and discipline. His most recent publications focus on "making space" for diverse masculinities in urban education and how the experiences of gay and gender non-conforming Black male students reframe the “troubles” Black males face in urban high schools.
Lance's research has been supported by grants and fellowships from Columbia University Teachers College, Five-Colleges Incorporated, Center for Urban Education at UC Berkeley, Holmes Scholar Network, Ford Foundation/National Academy of Sciences, and Spencer Foundation.
• urban education; Black feminist theory and feminist intersectional paradigms; critical race and racialization; masculinities; queer youth studies; "troubles" of Black boys in urban schools; case study and collaborative action research methods; critical ethnography