Susan Roberta Katz

Professor, International and Multicultural Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-2209 Education 216
PhD, Education in Language and Literacy, University of California, Berkeley
Human rights education
Bilingual and intercultural education of marginalized populations in the U.S. and worldwide
Link between critical pedagogy and academic literacy
Examination of violence against youth and its link to schooling
Action research methodologies


Katz, S. R. & Chumpi, C. L. (2014). Recuperando la dignidad humana [Recovering human dignity]: Shuar mothers speak out on intercultural bilingual education. Intercultural Education, 25(1). 29-40.

Katz, S. R. (2012). Book review: Overtested: How high-stakes accountability fails English language learners. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.

Fuentes, E. H., Koirala-Azad, S., & Katz, S. R. (2012). Peace profile: Graduate studies in Human Rights Education: Extending the social justice discourse in education. Peace Review, 24(2).

Dixon, O., Katz, S. & Schiller, J. (2011). Putting the emphasis on human rights in a post-9/11 world: Human rights education at the University of San Francisco. Faculty Resource Network Online Journal.

Katz, S. R. (2009). Human rights education: Concepts and pedagogies. Human rights education in the school systems of Europe, Central Asia and North America: A compendium of good practice. Human Rights Education Associates, OSCE/ODIHR, Council of Europe, and UNESCO.

Katz, S. R. (2008). Introduction to the issue. IMPACT: A multidisciplinary journal addressing the issues of urban youth, 2(1).

Katz, S. R. (2005). Emerging from the cocoon of Roma pride: First graduates of the Gandhi Secondary School in Hungary. Intercultural Education, 16(3). 247-261.

Arriaza, G., Katz, S.R., & Fuentes, E.H. (2005). Overview: Special issue: Waging war over public education and youth services. Social Justice, 32(3).

Katz, S. R. (2004). Does the No Child Left Behind Act leave the U.S. behind in bilingual teacher education? English Education, 36(2). 141-152.

Katz, S. R. & Kohl, H. (2002). Banishing bilingualism. The Nation. December 9, 2002.

Katz, S. R. & O'Leary, C. (2002). Overview. New pedagogies for social change. Social Justice, 29(4). 1-7.

Katz, S. R. (2000). Can a teacher know too much? Ethical considerations of practitioner research with students in gangs. Educational Foundations, 14(1). 5-22.

Katz, S. R. (2000). Promoting bilingualism in the era of Unz: Making sense of the gap between research, policy and practice in bilingual education. Multicultural Education, 8(1). 2-7.

Katz, S. R. (1999). Teaching in tensions: Latino immigrant youth, their teachers and the structures of schooling. Teachers College Record, 100(4), 809-840.

Muller, C., Katz, S. R., & Dance, L. J. (1999). Investing in teaching and learning: Dynamics of the teacher-student relationship from each actor's perspective. Urban Education, 34(3). 292-337.

Katz, S.R. (1997). Presumed guilty: How schools criminalize Latino youth. Social Justice, 24(4). 77-95.

Weinberg, S., Katz, S. R. (1997). L.S. Vigotski y Mijaíl Bajtín: Un estudio de los dos pensadores soviéticos. Educación. 27-30.

Katz, S. R. (1996). Where the streets cross the classroom: A study of Latino students' perspectives on cultural identity in urban schools and neighborhood gangs. Bilingual Research Journal, 20(3-4), 603-631.

Weinberg, S. Katz. (1996). Unforgettable memories: Using oral history in the classroom. Voices from the Middle, 3(3), 18-25.

Katz, S. R. & Spero, A. M. (Eds.) (2015). Bringing human rights education to U.S. classrooms: Exemplary models from elementary grades through university. New York: Palgrave McMillan.

Katz, S. R. & Spero, A. M. (2015). The challenges of triumphs of teaching human rights in U.S. schools. In S. R. Katz & A. M. Spero (Eds.), Bringing human rights education to U.S. classrooms: Exemplary models from elementary grades through university. New York: Palgrave McMillan.