Justin A. Coles, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Social Justice Education in the department of Student Development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education. Within the College, Dr. Coles serves as the Director of Arts, Culture, and Political Engagement at the Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research. His research agenda converges at the intersections of critical race studies, urban (teacher) education, language & literacy, and Black studies. Dr. Coles is published in the Journal of Teacher Education, Urban Education, The Journal of Negro Education, The High School Journal, Curriculum Inquiry, Race Ethnicity and Education, Equity & Excellence in Education, Journal of Language & Literacy in Education, Urban Education Research & Policy Annuals, and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. Recently, he was named a William T. Grant Theories of Blackness, Indigeneity, and Racialization in Research to Reduce Inequality in the Lives of Young People Writing Fellow.
- Department of Student Development