Nikola Hobbel



Teaches courses in curriculum development and pedagogy in the English department. Her research interests include the nature and effects of neoliberal educational policies on marginalized populations, social justice pedagogies, and learning theories. She is the co-editor of Social Justice Pedagogy across the Curriculum: The Practice of Freedom (Routledge, 2010), and the author of “Standards Talk: Considering Discourse in Teacher Education Standards,” in Critical Pedagogy and Teacher Education in the Neoliberal Era: Small Openings (Springer, 2009).

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Dr. Nikola Hobbel researches the intersections of policy, teaching, and the politics of diversity.  Her published works include Social Justice Pedagogy across the Curriculum: The Practice of Freedom (with Thandeka K. Chapman), Negotiating the Common Good in Teacher Education Policy: Critical and International Perspectives (with Barbara L. Bales), as well as articles discussing Freirean praxis and critical multiculturalism.

Ph.D. 2003, Critical Teacher Education/Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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