Pedro Noguera

Current Position: Professor of Education in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University.

Brief Bio: Pedro Noguera is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. An urban sociologist, Noguera’s scholarship and research focus on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in the urban environment. Noguera has served as an advisor and engaged in collaborative research with several large urban school districts throughout the United States. He has also served as Chair of the Committee on Ethics in Research and Human Rights for the American Educational Research Association. From 2000 - 2003 Noguera served as the Judith K. Dimon Professor of Communities and Schools at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. From 1990 – 2000 he was a Professor in Social and Cultural Studies at the Graduate School of Education and the Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley.

Research Interests: Schools and the urban environment; Education and economic and social development (specifically in the Caribbean and Latin America); Education in other countries

Sample Publications:
  • City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education (2003).
  • The Imperatives of Power: Political Change and the Social Basis of Regime Support in Grenada from 1951-1991 (1997).
Perspective on Conference Themes: The pursuit of human dignity stands in direct opposition to the direction of economic and social trends in the world today. As conditions worsen for the majority of people in the world, the need to find ways to educate those with power and privilege on their responsibilities to others is great. This conference should help us in figuring out how to undertake this important task.