SPARC Publications

Andrus, S.H., Kuriloff, P.J., & Jacobs, C.E. (2015). Teaching middle school girls more effectively: Initial results from a national study. Independent School Magazine, 74(3), 16-20.

Dumas, M., & Nelson, J. (2016). (Re)Imagining Black Boyhood: Toward a critical framework for educational research. Harvard Educational Review. 86(1). pp. 27-47.

Jacobs, C.E., Kuriloff, P.J., Andrus, S.H., & Cox, A.B. (2014). Reaching girls. Phi Delta Kappan, 96, 68-73.

Kuriloff, P., Andrus, S.H., & Ravitch, S. M. (2011). Messy ethics: Conducting moral participatory action research in the crucible of university-school relations. Mind, Brain and Education. 5(2), 49-62.

Kuriloff, P. & Reichert, M.C., (2003) Boys of Class, Boys of Color: Negotiating
the Academic and Social Geography of an Elite Independent School, Journal of Social Issues. 59(4). pp. 20-31.

Kuriloff, P., Reichert, M., Stoudt, B., & Ravitch, S. (2009). Building research collaboratives among schools and universities: Lessons from the field. Mind, Brain and Education 3(1): 34-44.

Kuriloff, P., Soto, A.C., & Garver, R. (2011). The black-white achievement gap in highly selective independent high schools: Towards a model explaining emergent racial differences. In D.T. Slaughter-Defoe, H.C. Stevenson, E.G. Arrington, and D.J. Johnson (Eds.) Black educational choice: Assessing the private and public alternatives to traditional K-12 public schools (pp. 91-105). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

McGrath, D., & Kuriloff, P. (1999). Knocking the girls off the basketball court: Unnatural selection as a consequence of taste on an unsupervised playground. School Community Journal.


Nelson, J. (2016). Relational Teaching with Black Boys: Strategies for learning at a single-sex middle school for boys of color. Teachers College Record, 118(6). pp. 1-30.

Nelson, J. (2017). “I Want To Be A Soccer Player Or A Mathematician:” Fifth- grade Black boys’ aspirations at a “neoliberal” single-sex school (Chapter 7) in Stahl, G., Nelson, J., & Wallace, D. (Eds.). Masculinity and Aspiration in the Era of Neoliberal Education: International Perspectives. New York, NY: Routledge Critical Series on Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education.

Nelson, J. (2017). Teaching Black Boys During Childhood: A counternarrative and considerations (Chapter 12) in Michael, A. (Ed.). A Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage (Corwin).

Nelson, J., Maloney, T., & Hodges, Z., (2017). Engaging Diversity and Marginalization through Participatory Action Research: A model for independent school reform. Berkeley Review of Education. 6(2). pp. 155-172.

Nelson, J., Stahl, G., & Wallace, D. (2015). Race, Class, and Gender in Boys’ Education: Repositioning Intersectionality Theory. Culture, Society, and Masculinities. 7(2). pp. 171-187.

Nelson, J., & Vidale, D. (2012). Helping Boys Take Flight: A peer-mentoring program for boys of color at the Riverdale Country School. Journal of Boyhood Studies, 6(2), pp. 219-223.

Pupik-Dean, C., & Nelson, J. (2015). Sociocultural Learning and the Hope for School Change: Participatory Action Research at a public elementary school. Theory, Research, and Action in Urban Education. 4(1). https://traue.commons.gc.cuny.edu

Ravitch, S., & Mittenfelner-Carl, N. (2016). Qualitative Research: Bridging the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ravitch, S.M. & Wirth, K. (2007). “Collaborative Development of a Pedagogy of Opportunity for Urban Students: Navigations and Negotiations in Insider Action Research.” Journal of Action Research. 5(1). pp. 75.

Ravitch, S.M., Girard, B., & Roeser, R.R. (2005) “Multicultural Teacher Reflections: Counternarratives to Images of the White Male Blockhead.” In Shultz, J. and Peters-Davis, N. (Eds.). Challenges of Multicultural Education: Teaching and Taking Diversity Courses. Boulder: Paradigm.

Reichert, M. (1997) On Behalf of Boys: Lessons from the Field, Independent School. pp. 12.

Reichert, M.C. (2000) Disturbances of Difference: Lessons from a Boys’ School, In M. Fine & L. Weis, Construction Sites: Excavating Gender, Race and Class Among Urban Youth. New York: Teachers College Press. pp. 259-273.

Reichert, M.C., (2001). Rethinking Boys’ Lives: New Ideas for Schools, In W. Martino & B. Meyenn, Eds., Teaching Boys: Issues of Masculinity in
Schools.Buckingham, UK: Open University Press. pp. 38-52.

Reichert, M.C. & Kuriloff, P. (2004) Boys’ Selves: Identity and Anxiety in the Looking Glass of School Life, Teachers College Record, 106(3), pp. 547-576

Reichert, M. & Kuriloff, P. (2005). A New Look at Boys: Extending the Conversation about Gender and Justice, Independent School, Winter. pp. 21

Reichert, M., & Nelson, J. (2012). Reproduction, Resistance, and Hope: The promise of schooling for boys. Journal of Boyhood Studies, 6(1), pp. 4-15.

Reichert, M., & Nelson, J. (2018). I Want To Learn From You: Relational strategies to engage boys in school (Chapter 14) in Way, N., Ali, A., Gilligan, C., Noguera, P. (Eds.). The Crisis of Connection: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Reichert, M., Nelson, J., Heed, J. Yang, R., & Benson, W. (2012). “A Place To Be myself:” The critical role of schools in helping boys be boys. Journal of Boyhood Studies, 6(1), pp. 54-75.

Reichert, M.C., Stoudt, B. & Kuriloff, P. (2006). Don’t Love No Fight: Healing and Identity Among Urban Youth, The Urban Review. 38(3). pp. 187-209.

Reichert, M. C. & Hawley, R. (2006). Confronting the “Boy Problem”: A Self-Study Approach to Deepen Schools’ Moral Stance. Teachers College Record. October 25, www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12813.

Reichert, M.C. , Kuriloff, P. & Stoudt, B. (2008). What Can We Expect of Boys? A Strategy to Help Schools Hoping for Virtue. In W. Martino , M. Kehler & M. Weaver- Hightower (Eds.) The Problem with Boys: Beyond Recuperative Masculinity Politics in Boys’ Education.

Stahl, G., Nelson, J., & Wallace, D. (2017). Masculinity and Aspiration in the Era of Neoliberal Education: International Perspectives (Eds). New York, NY: Routledge Series on Gender and Sexuality in Education.

Stoudt, B. G. (in press). The co-construction of knowledge in ‘safe spaces’: Reflecting on politics & power in participatory action research. Children, Youth & Environments 17(2).

Stoudt, B.G. (2006). “You’re either in or you’re out:” School violence, peer discipline & the (re) production of hegemonic masculinity. Men & Masculinities, 8(3), 273-287.

Way, N., Cressen, J., Bodian, S., Preston, J., Nelson, J., & Hughes, D. (2014). “It Might Be Nice To Be A Girl…Then You Wouldn’t Have to Be Emotionless:” Boys’ resistance to norms of masculinity during adolescence. Psychology of Men and Masculinity. 15(3). pp. 241-252.

Way, N., & Nelson, J., (2018). The Listening Project: Fostering connection and curiosity in middle school classrooms (Chapter 11) in Way, N., Ali, A., Gilligan, C., Noguera, P. (Eds.). The Crisis of Connection: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions. New York, NY: New York University Press.