Robert P. Robinson Ph.D

Robert P. Robinson Ph.D

Assistant Professor & Academic Counselor
Phone number: 
(212) 237-8173
Room number and address: 
432.11 Haaren Hall, 4th floor

Education

Graduate Certificate, Africana Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2020)
Graduate Certificate, Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2020)
Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY (2020, Urban Education)
MPhil., The Graduate Center, CUNY (2018, Urban Education)
M.A., San Diego State University, (2009, Education--Curriculum & Instruction)
Secondary Teaching Credential (2007, English Language Arts)
B.A., Humboldt State University (2004, English Language Arts; Ethnic American Literatures)
 

Bio

Robert P. Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the SEEK Program at John Jay College, Adjunct Professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and an Induction Mentor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to higher education, he was a K-12 educator and mentor for 11 years. His broad research and teaching focus on Black education history, history of U.S. education, curriculum studies, higher education mentorship and advising, and the Black Freedom Movement. His prospective book project is a history of the Black Panther Party’s Oakland Community School (OCS) as a site for understanding Black self-determination, the shift in mainstream curriculum and pedagogy, and the Black radical imagination in education.

JJC Affiliations

Faculty Senate, College Council, committee on Studying Slavery,Abolition, & Resistance in New York (SSARNY), Pushing Our Will to Experience Resilience (POWER), Social Justice Teaching Fellows, SEEK Transfer Committee, Chi Alpha Epsilon--Alpha Xi Omega

Professional Memberships

American Educational Research Assocation
History of Education Society
Association for the Study of African American Life & History
 

Course Taught

Current Courses
Edu 100--Education & Justice
BlackQueer Lives & Pedagogies (At The Graduate Center, CUNY)
 
Previous Courses
Social Work Policy
Sex, Gender, & Justice in a Global Context
Reading & Writing Youth Cultures
English Language Arts Methods
Black Freedom Movement Education
Alternative Education
Principles of Education in a Pluralistic Society
Race & the Nation
Research & Writing
Grad School 101
 
Upcoming Courses
Edu 100--Education & Justice
Interactive Technology & Pedagogy Core II

Scholarly Work

Robinson, R.P. (2021) "Teaching Black Lives Amidst Black Death: Reflections from a Black Visiting Professor," Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education: Vol.4: Iss.2.

Jones, S.P. & Robinson, R.P. (2021) "Reflections on the Politics of Professionalism: Critical Autoethnographies of Antiblackness in the ELA Classroom," Northwest Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 16 : Iss. 2.

Robinson, R.P. (2020) "Until the Revolution: Analyzing the Politics, Pedagogy, and Curriculum of the Oakland Community School," Espacio, Tiempo y Educación Vol.7: Iss.1.

Robinson, R.P. (2019) "A New Diagnosis: Rethinking Normativity,” in Key Concepts in Curriculum: Perspectives on the Fundamentals by Bolden et al. Taylor & Francis, New York, NY.

Robinson, R.P. (2017) “AVID About College: A Look into AVID’s Governing Structure” in The Business of Education Networks of Power & Wealth in America by Spring et al. Routledge, New York, NY.

Honors and Awards

Social Justice Teaching Fellowship, 2021-2022
Mellon Humanities in Action Grant, 2021
Early Research Initiative Archival Award in African American & African Diaspora Studies, 2017-2019
Lost & Found Archival Fellowship Grant--Center for the Humanities, 2018 & 2019
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2017 & 2018

 

 

Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Civil Rights & Liberties
LGBTQQIA
Racial & Social Justice
Women / Gender Justice

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

Social Movements
Urban Education
History of Education
Black Education History
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