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Subini Annamma

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Subini Ancy Annamma

Associate Professor

Assistant: John Baker


Prior to her doctoral studies, Subini Ancy Annamma was a special education teacher in both public schools and youth prisons. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Her research critically examines the mutually constitutive nature of racism and ableism, how they interlock with other marginalizing oppressions, and how these intersections impact youth education trajectories in urban schools and youth prisons. Further, she positions students as knowledge generators, exploring how their narratives can inform teacher and special education. Dr. Annamma’s book, The Pedagogy of Pathologization (Routledge, 2018) focuses on the education trajectories of incarcerated disabled girls of color. She is also a Ford Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2018-19 school year hosted at UCLA.

Other Titles

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations


Recent Publications

Annamma, S. A., & Handy, T. (2019). DisCrit solidarity as curriculum studies and transformative praxis. CURRICULUM INQUIRY, 49(4), 442–63.

Annamma, S. A., & Winn, M. (2019). Transforming Our Mission: Animating Teacher Education through Intersectional Justice. THEORY INTO PRACTICE.

Annamma, S., & Morrison, D. (2018). DisCrit Classroom Ecology: Using praxis to dismantle dysfunctional education ecologies. TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION, 73, 70–80.

Subini Annamma Media Mentions

Washington Post
In an op-ed, Associate Professor Subini Annamma discusses the policies and practices in schools that criminalize Black youth.
July 14, 2020
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