Laureen Adams
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  • Degrees
    PhD, Education, Claremont Graduate University
    MA, Education, Claremont Graduate University
    MS, English Education, Lehman College
    BA, African Studies and English, University of California, Davis
  • Research Interests
    Teacher education, urban teacher preparation and resilience, schooling experiences of Black students, teacher and student relationships, teacher care, culturally sustaining pedagogy, critical race theory, liberatory education, healing, qualitative methodologies, Africana studies

Laureen Adams is a faculty member in the Allies of Dreamers Certificate program. She is a mother-scholar with a deep commitment to liberatory education. She has held various roles in Claremont Graduate University’s Teacher Education program for the last 10 years. Adams has taught grades 6-12, and has served as an instructional coach and administrator for curriculum and instruction in communities who have been historically underserved. She currently works in curriculum and professional development for an education non-profit.

Adams is a P-20 scholar whose work focuses on teacher preparation and resilience, student teacher relationships, and the schooling experiences of Black and Brown students. In particular, her research explores the role of love and care in social justice praxis. Adams recently co-authored This Teachable Moment: Engaging Our Kids in the Joy of Learning to support parents and caregivers with providing project-based learning experiences at home.