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Bradley A. Levinson
Professor of Education, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Latino Studies
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Department:  Education Leadership and Policy Studies
Affiliations:  Education Policy Studies, History, Philosophy & Comparative Education , Inquiry Methodology , Center for International Education, Development and Research
My website:  http://education.indiana.edu/brlevins/index.php
 
About Me | Degrees | Publications | Presentations | Awards
 

ABOUT ME

My interests include student culture and identity formation at the secondary level, in Mexico and the United States; civic and citizenship education for democracy, especially in Latin America; the sociocultural practice of policy formation and implementation; critical social theories in education; transnational migration and education; and ethnographic research methods. See the "background" and "research" tabs to the left for more details.

 

 

 

DEGREES

Ph.D. Anthropology, June 1993, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

M.A. Anthropology, June 1989, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

B.A. Anthropology, June 1984, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

PUBLICATIONS
  • Levinson, Bradley, Norma Gonzalez, and Kathryn Anderson-Levitt. Forthcoming. Education: Anthropological Approaches. An entry for the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Ed. James D. Wright, Ed. Oxford: Elsevier Publishers.
  • Everitt, Judson and Bradley Levinson. Inhabited Institutions in New Destinations: Local Sense-Making and Institutional Workin Community Response to New Immigration
  • Levinson, B. Education reform sparks teacher protest in Mexico. Kappan Magazine 95(8): 48-51.
  • Levinson, B. 2014. La antropologa de la educacin estadunidense: Temas y tensiones en el conocimiento de un campo social. (The U.S. anthropology of education: Topics and tensions in a social fields knowledge). In A. Daz de Rada, Ed. Etnografas de la educacin y conceptos de educacin. Madrid: Universidad Nacional de Educacin a Distancia. Pp. 63-70. E-book: http://e-spacio.uned.es/fez/eserv.php"pid=bibliuned:500383-IIICongresoEtnografia-1025dsID=Documento.pdf
  • Levinson, B., J.Blackwood, V. Cross. 2013. Recipients, agents, or partners": Contradictions of teacher participation in Mexican secondary education reform. Journal of Educational Change, 14(1): 1-27.
  • Convertino, C.M., B. Levinson, and N. Gonzalez. (2013). Culture, teaching, and learning. In James A. and Cherry A. McGee Banks, Eds. Multicultural education: Issues and perspectives. 8th edition. Pp. 25-41. New York: Wiley
  • Convertino, C.M., B. Levinson, and N. Gonzalez. (2013). Culture, teaching, and learning. In James A. and Cherry A. McGee Banks, Eds. Multicultural education: Issues and perspectives. 8th edition. Pp. 25-41. New York: Wiley
  • Levinson, B. and L. Cerletti. (2012). Antropologa y educacin: Enfoques, aportes y trayectoria de investigacin. (Anthropology and education: Approach, contributions, and research trajectory.) Boletn de Antropologa y Educacin (Buenos Aires) 2(3), 47-51.
  • Levinson, B. (2012). Reduciendo brechas entre cultura juvenil y cultura docente escolar: El desafo institucional para crear una secundaria con sentido. In Emilio Tenti, Ed. La escolarizacin de los adolescentes. Pp. 79-112. Buenos Aires and Paris: IIPE-UNESCO. (Reducing the gap between youth culture and teachers school culture: The institutional challenge to create a meaningful secondary school.) (The Schooling of Adolescents)
  • Levinson, B. (2012). Commentary to Between faith and science: World culture theory and comparative education. CIES Perspectives (Newsletter of the Comparative and International Education Society), No. 159 (September), 4-6.
  • Levinson, B., J.Blackwood, V. Cross. 2012. Recipients, agents, or partners": Contradictions of teacher participation in Mexican secondary education reform. Journal of Educational Change, 14(3)
  • Levinson, B. (2011). Toward an anthropology of (democratic) citizenship education. In A Blackwell Companion to the Anthropology of Education. B. Levinson and M. Pollock, eds. Pp. 279-298. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Levinson, B. Pollock, M. (Eds.) (2011). A Blackwell Companion to the Anthropology of Education. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Levinson, B., with P.J. Gross, J. Heimer Dadds, C. Hanks, K. Kumasi, D. Metro-Roland, and J. Link. (2011). Beyond Critique: Exploring Critical Social Theories and Education. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
  • Inauguration and welcoming remarks. Proceedings of the First Symposium on Teaching Indigenous Languages of Latin America. S. Coronel-Molina and J. McDowell, Eds. Pp. xvi-xviii. Indiana University, at http://www.indiana.edu/~clacs/academics/STILLA%202008%20Proceedings-MLCP-CLACS-ATLILLA.pdf
  • Levinson, B.A.U., M. Sutton, and T. Winstead. (2009) Education Policy as a Practice of Power: Theoretical Tools, Ethnographic Methods, Democratic Options. Educational Policy 23(6): 767-795.
  • Levinson, B. (2010). The State and the citizen in Mexican civic education: An evolving story. In Globalization, the Nation-State, and the Citizen: Dilemmas and Directions for Civic and Citizenship Education. Ed. by A. Reid, J. Gill, and A. Sears. Pp. 175-190. London: Routledge
  • Levinson, B. and C. Casas (2009). From curriculum to practice: Removing structural and cultural obstacles to effective secondary education reform in the Americas. Organization of American States Working Papers for the Sixth Meeting of Ministers of Education.
  • Stevick, E. Doyle and Bradley A.U. Levinson (Eds.) (2008). Advancing Democracy through Education": U.S. Influence Abroad and Domestic Practice. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Levinson, B. Gonzlez, N. (2008). Anthropology of education in a global age. Translated into French for A.V. Zanten (Ed.), Dictionnaire de Pedagogie (pp. 12-16). Paris: Presses Universitaires de Francais.

PRESENTATIONS
  • Organized and chaired double-session for the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, The Anthropology of policy in formal education: Imagining, enforcing, and contesting new publics.
  • La antropologa de la educacin norteamericana: Temas y tensiones en el conocimiento de un campo social (The North American anthropology of education: Tensions and themes in the knowledge of a social field). Paper presented at conference in Madrid, Spain, July 5.
  • The rhetorics of participation in Mexican secondary education reform: Words, actions, things. Paper for annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Citizenship in the vernacular: An anthropology of education in/for democracy. Invited seminar for Research Consortium in Sociology. Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • The anthropology of education as a field of knowledge production: Current perspectives, enduring debates. Invited lecture for Department of Anthropology, Vytatus Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • Final discussant and moderator for conference on Education, Citizenship, and Democratic Personhood. Organized by Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University and Department of Education, Aarhus University.
  • Engaging the world through educational research: Critical social theory and the challenge of post-modernism. Invited seminar at the Department of Psychology and Educational Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark.
  • Ambiguous democracy, contradictory citizenship: A policy ethnography of Mexican secondary education reform. Lecture delivered at the Department of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Levinson, B. (2011, May 2). The Inter-American Journal of Education for Democracy: Concepts and trends. Paper delivered in session, Citizenship across the Americas, Annual Meetings of the Comparative and International Education Society. Montreal.
  • Levinson, B. (2011, November 17). Discussant for session, Negotiating citizenship education amid conflict, Annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association. Montreal.
  • Levinson, B. and M. Pollock. (2011, November 17). Organized special session for the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Traces and legacies of education in the discipline: A roundtable conversation. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Levinson, B. with C. Beresniova and F. Ramos. (2011, May 1). Critical social theory and comparative educations imagined interlocutors. Paper delivered at the annual meetings of the Comparative and International Education Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Levinson, B. (2011, September 16). La antropologa de la educacin como campo de conocimiento: Perspectivas y tensiones.(The anthropology of education as a field of knowledge: Perspectives and tensions). Talk delivered for the program in Anthropology of Education, Facultad de Filosofa y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires.
  • Levinson, B. (2011, September 14). Reduciendo brechas entre cultura juvenil y cultura docente escolar: Un desafo institucional.Invited paper delivered at the Simposio Internacional, La Escolarizacin de los Adolescentes, organized by International Institute for Educational Planning of UNESCO, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Levinson, B. (2011, June 20). La antropologa de la educacin como campo de conocimiento. Invited talk at the Universidad Autnoma Metropolitana (UAM)-Xochimilco, Mexico City.
  • Levinson, B. (2011, April 5). Invited panelist for session on Educacin y valores para la vida, part of the Encuentro Nacional de Educacin en Valores para la Convivencia del Siglo XXI, (National Forum on Education for Values of Coexistence), 90th anniversary celebrations of the National Ministry of Education of Mexico (SEP), National Auditorium, Mexico City.
  • Levinson, B. (2010, October 9). Education policy, the state, and the imagination of democratic citizenship in Latin America. Paper delivered at the 2010 Congress of the Latin American Studies Association. Toronto, Canada
  • Levinson, B. (2010, March 4). Organized, chaired, and served as discussant for panel, Anthropology in/and comparative education: Perspectives on a discipline-field relationship. 54th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. Chicago, IL.

AWARDS
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Education, Aarhus University (formerly Danish Pedagogical University); February 1-June 1
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