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Amira Proweller

Amira Proweller received her Ph.D. in the Social Foundations of Education from the State University of New York – Buffalo. 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