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Alfredo Artiles

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Alfredo J. Artiles

Professor

aartiles@stanford.edu

Assistant: Kirsti Wagner

Biography

Professor Artiles’ programmatic work engages the questions “how do educational equity remedies create new injustices and what are effective ways to reduce these paradoxes?” Specifically, he aims to understand how responses to disability intersections with race, social class and language advance or hinder educational opportunities for minoritized groups. For instance, he is studying the cultural-historical contexts of racial disparities in special education and whether a disability diagnosis is associated with differential consequences for minoritized groups (e.g., segregation, quality and type of services). He and his colleagues have led national and regional technical assistance initiatives at the state and school district levels to address these equity paradoxes. Current research projects include:

•Examining the role of sociocultural influences (e.g., histories of racial inequities in communities and schools) in educators’ interpretations and responses to chronic district citations for racial disparities in special education.
•Mapping the changing meanings of “disability” and “inclusive education” and the ways in which disability—race intersections appear and disappear across identification policies, practices and settings at the district and school levels.
•Piloting a participatory model with youth of color with/without disabilities grounded in the arts and humanities to (re)structure school discipline policies and practices.
•Documenting teachers’ struggles with the second language—learning disability dilemma during instructional processes prior to referring dual language learners to special education.
•Analyzing equity consequences of inclusive education implementation in Global South nations.

Dr. Artiles served on the Obama White House Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. He received mentoring awards from The Spencer Foundation, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Arizona State University. Artiles is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and Fellow of AERA and the National Education Policy Center. He was a resident fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. The 2011 article based on his Wallace Lecture, “Toward an interdisciplinary understanding of educational equity and difference: The case of the racialization of ability” received AERA’s Palmer O. Johnson Award. His paper “Objects of protection, enduring nodes of difference: Disability intersections with “other” differences, 1916 – 2016” (with S. Dorn & A. Bal) won the 2017 AERA Review of Research Award.

Other Titles

Professor, Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations

Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)
SHIPS (PhD)

Research Interests

Educational Policy | Equity in education | Immigrants and Immigration | Poverty and Inequality | Special Education

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Recent Publications

Artiles, A. J. (2019). Fourteenth Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research: Reenvisioning Equity Research: Disability Identification Disparities as a Case in Point. EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER, 48(6), 325–35.

McLinden, M., Lynch, P., Soni, A., Artiles, A., Kholowa, F., Kamchedzera, E., … Mankhwazi, M. (2018). Supporting Children with Disabilities in Low- and Middle- Income Countries: Promoting Inclusive Practice within Community-Based Childcare Centres in Malawi through a Bioecological Systems Perspective. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EARLY CHILDHOOD, 50(2), 159–74.

Artiles, A. J. (2013). Untangling the Racialization of Disabilities An Intersectionality Critique Across Disability Models. DU BOIS REVIEW-SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH ON RACE, 10(2), 329–47.

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