Professor, Social Foundations of Ed. and Instructional Leadership
Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
315A Graves Hall
Appointed in 2001
Recent Courses Taught:
AEL/BEF 681: Ethics in Educational Leadership
AEL 667: Multicultural Education for Educational Leader
BEF 639: Educational Theory and Policy
BEF 510: Historical, Philosophical, and Social Foundations of Education
BEF 641: Studies in the Social Foundations of Education (Education and the Politics of the Body)
Areas of Research:
Disability Studies in Education
Postcolonial & Third World Feminist Theory
Sociology of Education
Ph. D., Syracuse University, 1998, Cultural Foundations of Education
M.S. , Syracuse University, 1989, Special Education
B.Sc., Stella Maris College, Madras University, India, 1985, Mathematics
Associate Professor of Social Foundations of Education & Instructional Leadership, Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies, The University of Alabama, 2003 – Present.
Graduate Adjunct Faculty, Department of Women’s Studies, The University of Alabama, Spring 2004 – Present.
Assistant Professor, Social Foundations of Education, Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies, The University of Alabama, 2001 – August 2003.
Assistant Professor, Social Foundations of Education , Auburn University, 1998 – 2001.
Special Education Teacher , MITHRA (Madras Institute to Habilitate the Retarded Afflicted), Madras, India , 1985-1986.
Erevelles, N. (2007). Deconstructing Difference: Doing Disability Studies in Multicultural Contexts; In S. Danforth & S. Gabel (eds.) Vital Questions Facing Disability Studies in Education, pp. 368-378. New York: Peter Lang.
Erevelles, N. (2006). Disability in the New World Order: The Political Economy of World Bank Intervention in (Post/Neo)colonial Context. In The Color of Violence, South End Press.
Erevelles, N. (2005) Reconceptualizing curriculum as “normalizing” text: Disability studies meets curriculum theory. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 37(4): 421-439.
Smith, R. & Erevelles, N. (2004). Towards an Enabling Education: The Difference that Disability Makes. Educational Researcher, 33(8), 31-36.
Watts, I & Erevelles, N. (2004). These Deadly Times: Reconceptualizing school violence using critical race theory and disability studies. American Educational Research Journal, 41(2): 271-299.
Erevelles, N. (Dec 6, 2007) Radio interview with Nirmala Erevelles , where she examines what happens to people with disabilities and to non-disabled women as a result of globalization. Against the Grain is a public affairs program that airs Monday through Wednesday on Pacifica Radio KPFA 94.1. www.againstthegrain.org/archive.htm
Erevelles, N. (June 2006). “Reflecting on Race, Gender, and Disability during a War”. Invited plenary speaker at the Annual meeting of the Society for Disability Studies, June 2006, Bethesda, Maryland.
Erevelles, N. (March 2005) Disability, Gender and Colonialism. Invited to participate in a plenary session at the Color of Violence III Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Erevelles, N. (April 2006) Interrogating Democracy: Disability Studies in Education and the “Public Good”. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA
Erevelles, N. (April 2006) Education in an Era of Terror: Exposing Eugenicist Ideologies in Neocolonial Contexts. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA