Meredith Madden

Meredith Madden
Meredith Madden

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education Studies

Kirner-Johnson 243

Meredith Madden's research focuses on sociology of education and social justice education and examines social inequalities in education at the intersections of race, gender, class and nation. Her scholarship and pedagogy is anchored in feminist, anti-racist and decolonial studies. Madden's research and teaching interests also include critical pedagogy, teacher preparation, curriculum development, and university-community collaborations.  Her qualitative research on social class dialogues and class consciousness-raising in undergraduate classrooms was recently published in Equity & Excellence in Education. As an act of community engagement, Madden is organizing and will facilitate workshops for Central New York high school students who will be the first in their families to attend college. She earned a doctorate in cultural foundations of education from Syracuse University. She holds a certificate of advanced study in women’s and gender studies from Syracuse University and a certificate in race and equity in education from The University of Pennsylvania’s Equity Institute. She has a master's degree in public policy from The George Washington University, a master's degree in urban education from Mercy College, and a bachelor's degree in sociology from William Smith College.


Recent Courses Taught

Issues in Education

Select Publications

  • Nguygen, N., Nastasi, A. W., Mejia, A., Stanger, A., & Madden, M. (2016). Epistemic friendships: Collective knowledge making through transnational feminist praxis. In E.H. Chowdhury & L. Philipose (Eds.), Dissident Friendships: Imperialism, Feminism, and the Possibility of Transnational Solidarities, University of Illinois Press, Chicago, IL
  • Madden, M. (2015). Social class dialogues and the fostering of class consciousness. Equity and Excellence in Education, 48 (4).
  • Madden, M. (2014). Pedagogical encounters, graduate teaching assistants, and decolonial feminist commitments. Feminist Teacher, 25(1).
  • Madden, M. (2014). Review of Contemporary issues in the sociology of race and ethnicity  by George J. Sefa Dei and Meredith Lordan (Eds.). Education Review, 21.
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  • Madden, M. (2015, February). Gender, Class, and the Community College Classroom. Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Conference, New York, NY.
  • Madden, M. (2015, February). (Chair and Presenter) Dialogue Across Social Identity Borders in the University Classroom. Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Conference, New York, NY.
  • Madden, M (2014, October). Engaged Together: Public Scholarship and Graduate Student Learning Through An Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator Collective. Paper presented at The 14th Annual Imaging America National Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Madden, M. (2014, March). Social Class Dialogues and the Fostering of Social Class Consciousness. Paper presented at The 7th Annual Conference on Equity & Social Justice, Syracuse, NY.
  • Madden, M. (2013, April). Critical Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Epistemic Dignity. Paper presented at the 2013 New York State Foundations of Education Association Conference, Hamilton, NY.
  • Madden, M. (2013, March). Consciousness Raised! The Case for Intergroup Dialogue Pedagogy and the Development of Undergraduate Social Class Consciousness. Paper presented at The 6th Annual Conference on Equity & Social Justice, Testing Our Limits: Reaching and Learning with Courage and Conviction, New Paltz, NY.
  • Madden, M. (2012, May). Dialogue Facilitation as Social Activism paper presented at the Syracuse University Conference on Activism, Rhetoric, and Research, Syracuse, NY. 

Professional Affiliations

American Educational Research Association
American Educational Studies Association
Eastern Sociological Society
National Women's Studies Association
New York State Foundations of Education Association
Sociologists for Women in Society

Appointed to the Faculty: 2016

Educational Background

Ph.D., Syracuse University
M.S., Mercy College
M.P.P., George Washington University
B.A., William Smith College

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