Teacher Education — Urban Education and Social Justice
Patrick  Camangian

Patrick Camangian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Patrick Camangian is an assistant professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco. He was an English teacher for seven years at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, where he was awarded "Most Inspirational Teacher" by former mayor Richard Riordan and the school's student body. Professor Camangian currently volunteers at Mandela High School in Oakland teaching tenth grade English. He has collaborated with groups such as California's Association of Raza Educators, the Education for Liberation national network, and San Francisco's Teachers 4 Social Justice.


Ph.D., Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Areas

Critical pedagogy and transformative teaching in urban schools; action research, critical literacy, culturally empowering education, and urban teacher development.

Courses Offered
  • Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Academic Literacy
  • Action Research and Service-Learning for Urban Teachers
Camangian, P. (2010). Making people our policy: Grounding literacy in lives. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

Camangian, P. (2010) Starting with self: Teaching autoethnography to foster critically caring literacies. Research in the Teaching of English, 45(2), 179-204.

Camangian, P. (2009). "Real Talk: Transformative English Teaching and Urban Youth." In W. Ayers, T. Quinn, D. Stovall (Eds.), Handbook of Social Justice in Education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, Inc.

Camangian, P. (2008). "Untempered Tongues: Teaching Performance Poetry for Social Justice." English Teaching: Practice and Critique. For Volume 7, Number 2.