Nicole Rangel, PhD


Adjunct Professor


PhD, Critical Studies of Race, Class, and Gender Education, UC Berkeley
MA, Sociology, San Diego State University


Nicole Rangel is an educator and interdisciplinary scholar whose work is motivated by the potential inherent in education to foster individual self-realization and collective redress of social inequalities. Her research has brought together theories of decolonization and play in order to generate more holistic approaches to education, and has examined the “neoliberalization” of the U.S. public university system and its effects on the social mission of higher education. Nicole’s work aims to elucidate ways of reinforcing the academy’s connection to, and responsibility for the public that it is tasked to serve.

Nicole has a PhD in Critical Studies of Race, Class and Gender of Education from UC Berkeley and she also holds a master’s in sociology from San Diego State University. Nicole has been published in the journals of Educational Studies, Equity & Excellence in Education and Radical Pedagogy, as well as in non-academic venues such as the San Diego Union-Tribune.