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Amanda Frye

Amanda Frye, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor



Office: 25-130

Phone: 805-756-6509



Ph.D. in Sociology of Education and Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (dual specialization), Stanford Graduate School of Education, Stanford University (2018)

Ed.M. in Urban Education/Sociology of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University (2012) 

Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University (1994)

A.B. in Russian & Soviet Studies, Harvard & Radcliffe Colleges, Harvard University (1991) 


LS 214: Constitutional Issues in the History of US and California Education 
LS 301: Liberal Studies Career Preparation

LS 350: Identity and Equity in American Schools 
LS 461: Senior Project Seminar 

Research & Interests 

Intersections of Race, Class, Language, Gender, and Sexuality in Education

Educational Equity and Resource Inequality

Social Interaction, Classroom Bias and Disparities in School Outcomes

African American Histories and Philosophies of Education

Early-Career Teachers Recruitment, Retention, and Professional Development

Elite and High-Performing Learning Environments and Organizations

Homeschooling and Unschooling Families

Non-Profit Organizations/School and Community Partnerships

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