Christine Sleeter’s Bio

 Christine Sleeter



Christine E. Sleeter, PhD. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982) is Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay, where she was a founding faculty member. Formerly a high school learning disabilities teacher in Seattle, she previously served as a faculty member at Ripon College in Wisconsin and at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She has been a visiting professor at several universities, including University of Maine, University of Colorado Boulder, Victoria University of Wellington and Auckland University  in New Zealand, San Francisco State University, University of Washington Seattle, and Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia in Madrid, Spain. She is past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education, past Vice President of Division K of the American Educational Research Association, and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. Her research focuses on anti-racist multicultural education, ethnic studies, and teacher education. Dr. Sleeter has published over 140 articles in edited books and journals such as Educational Researcher, Multicultural Education Review, Urban Education, and Teaching and Teacher Education. Her most recent non-fiction book is Un-Standardizing Curriculum: Multicultural Teaching in the Standards-Based Classroom (2nd ed. with J. Flores Carmona, Teachers College Press, 2016). Her two works of fiction include White Bread (published in 2015) and The Inheritance (published in 2018). Her work has been translated into Spanish, Korean, French, and Portuguese. She has been invited to speak in most U.S. states as well as several countries. Recent awards for her work include the American Educational Research Association Social Justice in Education Award, the Chapman University Paulo Freire Education Project Social Justice Award, the American Educational Research Association Division K Legacy Award, the Charles DeGarmo Lecturer Award from the Society of Professors of Education, the Doctor of Humane Letters from Lewis and Clark College, and membership in the Laureate Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.