School of Education

Annie S. Adamian, EdD

Assistant Professor

Education

Ed.D., International & Multicultural Education, Emphasis: Human Rights Education, Spring 2016, University of San Francisco

M.A., Curriculum & Instruction, 2010, California State University, Chico

Single Subject Teaching Credential, 2001, California State University, Chico

B.S., Geosciences, Concentration in Science Education, 2000, California State University, Chico

A.A. & A.S., General Education, 1997, Pasadena City College

Teaching and Research Interests

Prior to joining the School of Education in 2016, Dr. Adamian served as a middle school science teacher in Chico, CA for fifteen years. Aligned with her teaching practices, professor Adamian’s scholarship examines race and educational equity, with a particular focus on how teacher and student agency, decolonizing and healing schooling practices, and participatory action research shape humanizing relationships, access, and educational experiences and/or outcomes.

Service to Educational and Local Community

Dr. Adamian’s commitment toward social justice has been recognized at the national, state, and local levels. In 2016, she was invited to present her work alongside leading social justice scholars, at the AERA national conference. Professor Adamian received the Teachers for Social Justice Award from the bay area grassroots organization T4SJ, in 2014. She was also presented with The After Chico Award from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, at CSU-Chico, which recognizes Chico alum’s outstanding contributions in the field of diversity activism, service, education, and/or celebration. She has contributed at the national and local levels having recently fulfilled her three years of service as program chair for the Teacher as Researcher SIG in the American Education Research Association (AERA). Additionally, she was appointed by Mayor Ann Schwab to serve on the City of Chico Diversity Action Plan Ad-Hoc Committee from 2010-2012, a collective that Professor Adamian was honored to mutually engage with, and learn from. Adamian holds deep gratitude for having had the opportunity to serve as a conference planning committee member for the National Network for Educational Renewal that was held in Chico in 2015.

Selected Recent Publications

Jayakumar, U. M.  & Adamian, A. S. (2017). Toward a Fifth Frame of Colorblind Ideology: Maintaining the Comforts of Colorblindness in the Context of White Fragility. Sociological Perspectives, 1-25.

Jayakumar, U. M. & Adamian, A. S. (2016). Colorblind ideology and the disconnected power-analysis frame. In Pasque, P.A., Ting, M.P., Ortega, N., & Burkhardt, J.C. (Eds.), Transforming understandings of diversity in higher education: Demography, democracy and discourse (pp. 21-39). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Adamian, A. S. (2015). A moving imagination: Teacher and student agency in public schools. In Kumashiro, K. (Ed.). Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice. New York: Routledge.

Adamian, A. S. (2015). In the spirit of democracy: Bringing to life human rights education in the science classroom. In Katz, S. & Spero, A. (Eds.). Bringing Human Rights Education to U.S. Classrooms. UK: Palgrave.

Jayakumar, U. M. & Adamian, A. S. (2015). Toward a critical race praxis for educational research: Lessons from affirmative action and social science advocacy. Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity 1(1)22-58.

Jayakumar, U. M., & Adamian, A. S. with Chang, J. M. (2015). Reflections on the diversity (rationale) literature: Examining the potential and need for critical diversity research praxis. In Jayakumar, U. M., & Garces, L. M. (Eds.). Affirmative Action and Racial Equity: Considering the Fisher Case to Forge the Path Ahead. New York: Routledge.

Selected Recent Presentations

Adamian, A. S. (2017). Cultivating Pedagogy in a Seventh Grade Science Classroom. Paper presentation presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Adamian, A. S. (2017). Teacher and Student Participatory Action Research in a Seventh Grade Science Classroom Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Antonio, TX.

Jayakumar, U. M. & Adamian, A. S. (2017). Interest Convergence in a “Post-Racial” Policy Era: Expanding on Bell’s Concept to Address Contemporary Racism. Panel presentation presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Adamian, A. S. (2016). Paper: Teacher and Student Agency in a Science Classroom. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Urban Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Adamian, A. S. & Jayakumar, U. M. (2016). Paper: Mutual Engagement in Spaces of Distress: Moving from Dialogue Toward Action Across Multiple Contexts. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Urban Education, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Adamian, A. S. & Duchon, L. (2016). Paper: Teacher and Student Participatory Action Research (tsPAR). Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the National Network for Educational Renewal, Arlington, Texas.

Jayakumar, U. M., Adamian, A. S., & Fregoso, J. (2016). Invited by Division C – Learning & Instruction. Panel: Expanding Learning Opportunities for Underserved Students: The Role of Public Scholarship. Paper: Critical Race Praxis for Educational Research: Our stories of reclaiming scholarship as advocacy in Fisher. Panel Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington D.C.

Adamian, A. S., Meiners, E., & Quinn, T. (2015). Building white anti-racist analysis and praxis. Workshop facilitation at the annual meeting of Free Minds Free People Conference, Oakland, CA.

Adamian, A. S., Duran, V., Katz, S. R. (2015). Bringing Human Rights to U.S. Classrooms. Panel presentation and workshop facilitation at the annual meeting of National Network for Educational Renewal, Chico, Ca.

Adamian, A. S., Brown, H., Cleary, P., Charlon, A., Gonzalez, R., Tellechea, C., & Thompson, M., (2015). Co-Constructing Expertise: Co-Teaching as a Model for Clinical Practice in Teacher Education. Panel Presentation at the annual meeting of National Network for Educational Renewal, Chico, Ca.

Adamian, A. S., Duran, V., & Ehara, C. (2015). Against common sense: Teaching and learning toward social justice. Workshop facilitation at the annual meeting of the University of San Francisco: Symposium on Engaged Scholarship, San Francisco, CA.