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Amira Proweller

​Dr. Amira Proweller is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Research. She received her Ph.D. in the Social Foundations of Education from the State University of New York – Buffalo. Dr. Proweller is the author of Constructing Female Identities: Meaning Making in an Upper-Middle Class Youth Culture.  Her research interests and publications have focused on the cultural politics of schooling, youth culture and identity formation, educational policy, service-learning in higher education, and youth participatory action research.


  • PhD State University of New York-- Buffalo
  • MA University of Wisconsin-- Madison
  • BA Vassar College
Courses Taught
  • SCU 207 Social and Historical Issues in Education
  • SCG 408 Education and Social Order
  • SCG 409 Reflective Seminar: Sociology of Education
  • SCG 410 Introduction to Research: Purposes, Issues and Methodologies
  • SCG 604 Proseminar: Identity in Education
  • SCG 610 Introduction to Research Methods
  • SCG 635 Advanced Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • SCG 745 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (I)
  • SCG 765 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (II)

Research Interests
Qualitative Research Methodology; Sociology of Education; Educational Policy; School Reform; Gender/Sexuality Studies in Education; Critical Youth Studies​