Isabel Nuñez is an associate professor in the Center for Policy Studies and Social Justice at Concordia University Chicago. Her research interests connect education and the individual psyche, leading her to scholarship and activism in a variety of contexts. She presents regularly at the American Educational Studies Association, Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (Bergamo), National Association for Multicultural Education and American Educational Research Association conferences and has participated on several invited panels.
Dr. Nuñez is an associate editor for Multicultural Perspectives. She edited and introduced a section in Sexualities in Education: A Reader. She is a founding member of CReATE, a group of volunteer faculty engaged in inquiry and dialogue around policy for Chicago schools. The Chicago Sun-Times published her commentary on the role of teacher evaluation in the teachers’ strike.
She holds a PhD in Curriculum Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an MPhil in Cultural Studies from Birmingham University, England, and a JD from the UCLA School of Law. She taught first grade in the state schools of the US and UK, and worked as a journalist in Tokyo.