Nicholas Mitchell


portrait of Nicholas Mitchell
  • Assistant Professor of Curriculum Studies
  • School of Education and Human Sciences
  • Curriculum & Teaching

Contact Info

Office Phone:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, room #337

Biography

Nicholas E. Mitchell joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2020. He earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University in 2016. His scholarship focuses on the complex ways in which individuals learn and how knowledge, culture, and historical narratives are elevated into curriculum. His research interests include critical pedagogy, post-structural public policy analysis, critical race studies, creolization and borderland studies, multicultural education, and sexuality education. He has published in the Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies.

Nicholas E. Mitchell specializes in Curriculum Theory

Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Louisiana State University, 2016, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Other in Education, Louisiana State University, 2015, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Research

Research interests:

  • Curriculum Theory
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Post-Structural Public Policy Analysis
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Creolization and Borderland Studies
  • Multicultural Education
  • Sexuality Education
  • African American Philosophy
  • Social Justice Studies
  • Intellectual History

Selected Publications

Mitchell, N. (2018). The Ontological Memes, Social Curriculum, and Performance of Black Masculinity [Journal Articles]. Journal of The American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, 12(2), 1–21.Mitchell, R. W., Mitchell, N. E., & Mitchell, C. A. (2017). Spirituality and Education in the United States [Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entries]. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.84

Selected Presentations

Mitchell, N. (12/31/2018). Dialectic on discourse around racism. UCS Reconciliation Conference, Regis University. Denver, COMitchell, N. (12/31/2017). Populorum Progressio, Truly Human Conditions, and the Case for Reparations to African Americans. Catholic Social Teaching Conference. Notre Dame, INMitchell, N. (12/31/2016). An Archaeology of Black Masculinity. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference. Washington, D.CMitchell, N. (12/31/2016). Fanon, DuBois and Woodson: Conversations in Afro-Atlantic Positionality. American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference. Washington, D.C

Awards & Honors

Bissinger-Timm Fellow
Glass Leadership Institute, Anti-Defamation League
2018

Grants & Other Funded Activity

Rich School, Poor School: Education Inequality in Louisiana. W.K. Kellogg Foundation. (12/31/2019). Foundation. Status: Funded. Jesuit Social Research Institute.The Privilege of Plenty: The Stark Realities of Education Inequity in Mississippi. W.K. Kellogg Foundation. (12/31/2019). Foundation. Status: Funded. Jesuit Social Research Institute.