Wayne Au is an Associate Professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington, Bothell. A former public high school teacher and current editor for Rethinking Schools, Au teaches teachers and undergraduate students in the areas of multicultural education, education policy, and social studies education. Au has published widely in books and journals, and his academic and public scholarship focuses broadly on critical education studies and teaching for social justice. Most recently he co-edited the four-volume compendium, Critical Education (Routledge), and edited, Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice (Rethinking Schools).
Lois Weis is State University of New York Distinguished Professor of Sociology of Education at the University at Buffalo. She has written extensively about the current predicament of White, African-American, and Latino/a working class and poor youth and young adults, and the complex role gender and race play in their lives in light of contemporary dynamics associated with the global knowledge economy, new patterns of emigration, and the movement of cultural and economic capital across national boundaries. She is the author and/or editor of numerous books and articles relating to race, class, gender, education and the economy. Weis is a winner of the outstanding book award from the Gustavus Meyers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, as well as a seven-time winner of the American Educational Studies Association’s Critic’s Choice Award, given for an outstanding book. She is member of the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and an Honorary Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.
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