Jenni Conrad
Curriculum Vitae

Jenni Conrad

Professor of Social Studies and Teacher Education

1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Bend, OR 97702
United States

Teaching Endorsement Areas: Social Studies and English/Language Arts

Jenni Conrad is a qualitative educational researcher and teacher educator whose projects explore the intersections of critical pedagogy, democratic education, history education, and multicultural and culturally sustaining learning. Her work draws upon scholarship from multiple disciplines, and well as eight years of teaching in Seattle public K-8, middle, and high schools, and in experiential and outdoor learning programs. Her research focuses on how teachers’ learning processes, socio-cultural identities, and curricular content interact - especially across differences of power and with discussion- and inquiry-based learning. These projects aim to identify and strengthen antiracist, anticolonial, queer, equity-oriented, and culturally sustaining practices in social studies and teacher education.

Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, she served as research scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, postdoctoral research fellow at Temple University, and as teaching faculty at the University of Washington and Seattle University. Dr. Conrad earned her PhD in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum at the University of Washington, where she also taught graduate and undergraduate courses. She was awarded the American Educational Research Association Division K’s Outstanding Dissertation Award and the National Council for the Social Studies’ Social Justice Social Studies Research Grant. Her writing appears in the American Educational Research Journal (forthcoming), Teachers College Record, Theory & Research in Social Education, Teaching & Teacher Education, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Qualitative Research, Multicultural Perspectives, and others. Her work has been funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation, the National Council for the Social Studies, PEO International, and the University of Washington’s Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies.