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Alisha Butler

Assistant Professor of Education Studies

164 Mt. Vernon Street, 2


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BA Yale University
MA University of Maryland College Park
PHD University of Maryland, College Park

Alisha Butler

Alisha Butler joined Wesleyan University in January 2022 as the Provost's Equity Fellow in the College of Education Studies. With a focus on urban contexts, her research draws on interdisciplinary perspectives to investigate the overlapping ecologies of schools and neighborhoods that shape students’ and families’ schooling experiences. Her research considers the link between school and neighborhood improvement, the significance of space and place for understanding educational equity, and how school-family-community partnerships can strengthen schools. Her research has appeared in Urban Education, The Urban Review, and Peabody Journal of Education.

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Wednesdays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (drop in, College of Education Studies) or by appointment


Fall 2023
EDST 301 - 01
Senior Seminar

EDST 340 - 01
The Politics of Education