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Melanie Bertrand

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Lincoln Center Affiliated Faculty
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3151
Associate Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3151
Associate Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3151
Biography: 

Melanie Bertrand is an associate professor at Arizona State University. Her research explores the potential of youth and community leadership to improve schools and challenge systemic racism and other forms of oppression in education. She applies cultural-historical activity theory to better understand how youth and community members engage in roles of activism, governance, and leadership within education.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Education, University of California-Los Angeles Graduate School of Education and Information Studies Urban Schooling Division 
  • M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas, Austin College of Education Cultural Studies in Education Program
  • Elementary Teaching Credential Metropolitan State College of Denver Teacher in Residence Program
  • B.A. Journalism, Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Publications: 

Sampson, C. & Bertrand, M. (2020). “This is civil disobedience. I’ll continue.”: The racialization of school board meeting rules. Journal of Education Policy, 1-21. 

Bertrand, M., Salinas, S., Demps, D., Rentería, R., & Durand, E. S. (2019). “It’s everybody’s job”: Youth and adult constructions of responsibility to take action for school change through PAR. The Urban Review

González, T., Bertrand, M., & Salinas, S. (2019). Pursuing inclusive schools: The case of youth researchers of Color expanding a new vision. Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners(19)1: 4-22.

Bertrand, M. (2018). Youth Participatory Action Research and Possibilities for Students of Color in Educational Leadership. Educational Administration Quarterly, 54(3), 366–395. 

Rodela, K. C., & Bertrand, M. (2018). Rethinking educational leadership in the margins: Youth, parent, and community leadership for equity and social justice. Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 13(1), 3-9. doi:10.1177/1942775117751306

Bertrand, M., Durand E. S., & González, T. (2017). “We’re trying to take action”: Transformative agency, role re-mediation, and the complexities of youth participatory action research. Equity & Excellence in Education, 50(2), 142-154.

Scorza, D., Bertrand, M., Bautista. M., Morrell, E., & Matthews, C., (2017). The dual pedagogy of YPAR: Teaching students and students as teachers. Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies

Bertrand, M. (2016). “I was very impressed”: Responses of surprise to Students of Color engaged in youth participatory action research. Urban Education. doi: 10.1177/0042085916648744

Bertrand, M., & Marsh, J. A. (2015). Teachers' sensemaking of data and implications for equity. American Educational Research Journal, 52(5), 861-893. 

Bertrand, M. Perez, W., & Rogers, J. (2015). The covert mechanisms of education policy discourse: Unmasking policy insiders’ discourses and discursive strategies in upholding or challenging racism and classism in education. Education Policy Analysis Archives

Bertrand, M. (2014). Reciprocal dialogue between educational decision makers and Students of Color: Opportunities and obstacles. Educational Administration Quarterly. 50(4), 812-843. doi: 10.1177/0013161X14542582

Bautista, M., Bertrand, M., Morrell, E., Scorza, D., & Matthews, C. (2013). Participatory action research and city youth: Methodological insights from the Council of Youth Research. Teachers College Record, 115(10). 

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 548Sch, Family/Comm Connections
EPA 590Reading and Conference
EDA 593Applied Project
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 792Research
DCI 792Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 548Sch, Family/Comm Connections
EPA 590Reading and Conference
TEL 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 548Sch, Family/Comm Connections
TEL 791Seminar
TEL 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 590Reading and Conference
JUS 591Seminar
EPA 591Seminar
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
TEL 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
TEL 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 548Sch, Family/Comm Connections
TEL 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPF 301Culture and Schooling
EDA 548Sch, Family/Comm Connections
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SST 494Special Topics
DCI 494Special Topics
EDA 548Sch, Family/Comm Connections
SST 598Special Topics
DCI 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 548Sch, Family/Comm Connections