Assistant Professor, English Education
Dr. Theresa Burruel Stone is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Sonoma State University. At Sonoma State, she teaches courses and advises students within the English Education concentration. She teaches Youth & Literature, Explorations in Language, Teaching Reading & Responding to Literature, Teaching California Histories of Schooling and Education, and the WIC course, Advanced Composition: Genre, Land, Race & Gender.
Her scholarly work draws from the fields of education, ethnic studies, and linguistic anthropology to examine the varied roles of schooling and education within racialized peoples’ desires for and efforts towards dignified lives. Her scholarship analyzes processes and structures of racialization, whiteness, and settler colonialism, particularly within places of schooling. Her research emphasizes the histories, narratives, and politics of place in order to underscore connections between social practices and material relations.
Dr. Burruel Stone completed her doctoral studies in Language, Literacy, and Culture in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley in 2019. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., she taught English Language Arts and Puente at public high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California for eight years. Her ethnographic and community engaged research has been funded by UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender and the Soroptimist Foundation. She has presented her scholarship at conferences including the American Educational Research Association, American Anthropological Association’s Council on Anthropology and Education, and Critical Race Studies in Education Association. She is the recipient of the AERA Latinx Research Issues SIG’s 2020 Dissertation Award and the International Association of Qualitative Inquiry's 2021 Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award.