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About Rachel Endo

Rachel Endo recently became Founding Dean of the School of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma. She holds a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

A nationally recognized scholar of Asian/American education, bilingual education, critical/decolonizing approaches to multicultural education, immigrant/refugee education, and urban teacher education, Endo is the author of multiple publications that have appeared in high-impact journals in education such as Bilingual Research Journal, Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, Education & Urban Society, Equity & Excellence in Education, Journal of Language, Identity & Education, The Urban Review, Urban Education, among others.

Among other awards, she was the recipient of the Carl A. Grant Excellence in Research Award in 2017 through the National Association for Multicultural Education.

She currently serves on the editorial boards of Bilingual Research Journal and Children's Literature in Education: An International Quarterly.

Her most recent book is titled The Incarceration of Japanese Americans in the 1940s: Literature for the High School Classroom (2018, Urbana, IL- The National Council of Teachers of English). NCTE's Literacy section also recently published a supplement to her book where she offers classroom-connected strategies for secondary educators to discuss the U.S.'s current "border crisis" with their students in a post titled "Criminalizing Racialized Bodies: Then and Now."


Present Dean, University of Washington Tacoma Education

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