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Cleveland Hayes

Department of Urban Teacher Education

Expert Bio

Cleveland Hayes is associate dean of academic affairs and professor of education foundations in the Department of Urban Teacher Education in the School of Education at IUPUI. Hayes’ research interests include the use of critical race theory in education; historical and contemporary issues in Black education, including the school-to-prison pipeline; teaching and learning in the Latino community; Whiteness theory; and the intersections of sexuality and race.

Most recently, his research has focused on male teachers of color in general, and Latino teachers in particular. “The Art of Portraiture: An Urban School Art Teacher’s Use of Art as Critical Resistance” and “The Salience of Black Mentors on the Teaching Praxis of Latino Male Teachers” are two of his research articles highlighting that work.

His works have been published in Urban Review, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and Race Ethnicity and Education. In addition, he is the co-editor of several books: “Unhooking From Whiteness: The Key to Dismantling Racism in the United States”; “Unhooking From Whiteness: Resisting the Esprit de Corps”; and “Unhooking From Whiteness: It’s a Process.” He also co-authored the book “Through the Fire: Teacher Candidates Share Their Journeys in Narrative.”

Areas of Expertise

History of Black education, culturally responsive teaching, queer studies, critical race theory.