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Miguel N. Abad

( He/Him/His )
Assistant Professor
Faculty Advisor

Miguel is a youth worker with over a decade of experience collaborating with community-based and non-profit organizations in the Bay Area in numerous fields such as college access, career development, arts education and social movement organizing. As a youth studies researcher, his scholarly work touches upon race and social justice, out of school time education, youth development, youth activism, and participatory action research. 

Educational Background:

PhD, Education, UC Irvine


Abad, M. N. (2021). ‘I’m picking a side’: Thick solidarity, antiblackness and the grammar of the model minority. Race Ethnicity and Education, 24(3), 303-318.

Renick, J., Abad, M. N., van Es, E. A., & Mendoza, E. (2021). “It’s All Connected”: Critical Bifocality and the Liminal Practice of Youth Work. Child & Youth Services42(4), 349-373.

Abad, M. N. (2020). “Are We Not What We Seem?”: Infrapolitical Maneuvers in the Era of College and Career Readiness. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 51(3), 322-340.

Conchas, G. Q., Hinga, B. M., Abad, M. N., & Gutiérrez, K. D. (Eds.). (2019). The complex web of inequality in north American schools: Investigating educational policies for social justice. Routledge.