Urban Studies, Education
Professor Chandler Miranda is a former high school science teacher who uses ethnographic methods to study school culture, community engagement, and leadership. Her research focuses on educational opportunities for recently arrived immigrant teenagers and she writes about sanctuary schooling as a culturally responsive practice for immigrant youth.
Professor Miranda has published research in the Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Harvard Educational Review, Journal of Cases for Educational Leadership, and Theory into Practice. She is currently working with a mix-methods research team on a three-year study of schools for immigrant youth funded by the William T. Grant Foundation and collaborating with school leaders on action research projects investigating trauma-informed leadership for immigrant students.
Professor Miranda’s research, scholarship, and teaching are social justice focused, hopeful, and solutions-oriented. She is committed to creating greater opportunity for traditionally marginalized students in urban settings.