Patrick Camangian

Associate Professor, Teacher Education

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4386 Education 214


Patrick Camangian is an associate professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco. He has been an English teacher since 1999, beginning in the Los Angeles Unified School District where he was awarded "Most Inspirational Teacher" by former mayor Richard Riordan and the school's student body. Professor Camangian currently volunteers in the Oakland Unified School District teaching English. He has collaborated with groups such as California's People’s Education Movement, the Education for Liberation national network, and San Francisco's Teachers 4 Social Justice.

In the Media
Learn about Professor Camangian's work with the Education for Liberation Network and the Free Minds Free People Conference:

• Education for Liberation USF Urban Education & Social Justice Professor Chairs First West Coast Free Minds Free People Conference, read the article »
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PhD, Education, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Areas
Critical pedagogy and transformative teaching in urban schools
Action research
Critical literacy
Culturally empowering education
Urban teacher development
Selected Publications

Camangian, P. (2015). Teaching like lives depend on it: Agitate, arouse, inspire. Urban Education. 50(4), 424-453.

Camangian, P. (2013). Reading in their own interests: Teaching five levels of analysis. International Journal of Multicultural Education,15(2), 1-16.

Camangian, P. (2013) Seeing through lies: Teaching ideological literacy as a corrective lens. Equality and Excellence in Education, 46(1), 119-134.

Camangian, P. (2011) Subverting the master’s syllabus. Monthly Review, 63(3), 128-135.

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.