Research Interests: Historical foundations of American Schooling, Multicultural Education, Marginalization in Formal and Informal Education
Namulundah Florence, Associate Professor, Brooklyn College, CUNY, School of Education, received her Ph.D. in Education Administration at Fordham University. Her research and teaching interests explore the impact of conceptions of self and society on education policy and practice i.e., cultural assimilation and exclusion within the academy and beyond. Recent and forthcoming publications include, bell hooks' Engaged Pedagogy: A Transgressive Education for Critical Consciousness (Bergin & Garvey, 1998) and From our Mothers’ Hearths: Bukusu Folktales and Proverbs (Africa World Press, 2005). Three articles in 2007 include “Dialogue to Truth in bell hooks and Jane Roland Martin, in The International Handbook of the Religious, Moral and Spiritual Dimension in Education and “Race and in Special Education” in an Encyclopedia on Special Education edited by Alberto M. Burstyn with Praeger Publishing; as well as Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797) in Encyclopedia of the Middle Passage, edited by T. Fayola & A. Warnock with Greenwood Publishing. She published Multiculturalism 101: The Practical Guide Series with McGraw-Hill in 2009 as well as “Reflections on bell hooks’ Social Theory and Pedagogy: Practices of Freedom,” in the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience. Immigrant Teachers, American Students: Cultural Differences, Cultural Disconnections (Palgrave Macmillan) as well as an encyclopedic entry on bell hooks in Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory edited by Michael Ryan. London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers were released in 2011. She also published The Bukusu of Kenya: Folktales, Culture and Social Identities with Carolina Academic Press in 2011. A article on, “Bukusu (Kenya) Folktales: How Women Perpetuate Patriarchy,” is in press with the International Feminist Journal of Politics.