I am a Minneapolis-based teacher educator and education researcher in the social and cultural contexts of education. I received a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota, an M.Ed in elementary education from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in sociology from Grinnell College. My teaching experience ranges from early childhood to graduate school, including third graders in Guatemala, high school students in Minneapolis, and Head Start teachers on a Northern Minnesota Native American reservation.
Currently, I am the Program Director of Elementary Teacher Education at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I work primarily with preservice teachers to understand how their personal identities impact their work with students, and I encourage all of my students to develop orientations toward social justice. I lead the Elementary Teacher Education program, where we are working to reduce discriminatory barriers to teacher licensure and to bring an intersectional and race-conscious framework to curriculum and instruction. My work also involves speaking to local and national audiences on topics related to culturally relevant pedagogy/culturally sustaining pedagogy and racial identity.
Thank you for visiting my site to learn about my current and upcoming work. You are welcome to email me with questions or comments, as well as with requests for workshops and presentations.
Annie Mason, Ph.D.