Faculty Directory

Leigh Patel

Associate Professor


TESpECI Teacher Education, Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction



Patel, L. (2015). Anti-colonial research: From territoriality to sustenance. Boulder, CO: Paradigm.

Patel, L. (2013). Youth held at the border: Immigration, education and the politics of inclusion. Teachers College Press: New York, NY.


Patel, L. (2017). Walking the tightrope of visibility. Bank Street Occasional Papers.

Patel, L. The ink of citizenship. (2017). Curriculum Inquiry, 47(1), 62-68. 

Patel, L, & Price, A. (2016). The origins, potentials, and limits of racial justice. Critical Ethnic Studies2(2), 61-81.

Patel, L. (2016). Pedagogies of resistance and survivance: Learning as marronage. Equity, Excellence & Education, 49(4), 397-401.

Patel, L. (2016). The irrationality of white anti-racism. The English Journal106(2), 81-84.

Patel, L. (2016). Deservingness and governmentality in migration policy. The Association of Mexican American Educatorsā€™ Journal, 9(3), 11-21.

Patel, L. (2016). Reaching Beyond Democracy in Educational Policy Analysis. Educational Policy30(1), 114-127.

Patel, L. (2015). Desiring diversity and white settler backlash in higher education. The Urban Review. 47(4). 

Patel, L. (2013). In loco emporium: Immigrant youth and educators in the morphing social contract of education. Children & Society, 27(4), 309-320.

Patel, L. (2012). Contact zones, problem zones, and critical consciousness. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 7(4), 333-346.

Stevens, L. P. (2011). Literacy, capital, and education: A view from immigrant youth. Theory into Practice

Stevens, L. P. (2009). Maps to interrupt a pathology: Immigrant populations and education. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 6(1-2), 1-14.


Patel, L., & Sanchez Ares, R. (2014). Framing youth resistance: The politics of coming out undocumented. In E. Tuck & K. W. Yang (Eds.), Youth resistance and theories of change. Routledge Press: New York, NY.

Patel, L., & Gurn, A. with Dodd, M., Pai, S-J., Norvilus, V., Yang, E. J., & Sanchez Ares, R. (2013). Re/Imaging existing structures of schooling: Immigrant youth, community partners, and dynamic learning through internships. In K. Jocson (Ed.) Cultural transformations: Youth and pedagogies of possibility. Harvard Educational Press: Cambridge, MA.


Patel, L. (2013). The need to grieve. Racialicious, available: http://www.racialicious.com/2013/04/24/the-need-to-grieve