Assistant Professor and Advisor, English Education
Dr. Theresa Burruel Stone is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Sonoma State University. 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. Dr. Burruel Stone’s scholarship analyzes processes and structures of racialization, whiteness, and settler colonialism, particularly within places of schooling. Their research emphasizes the histories, narratives, and politics of place in order to underscore connections between social practices and material relations. Her recent work examines the intersection between schooling, ideologies of educational uplift, Latinx racialization and vulnerability to racialized violence, settler colonialism, and landscapes of racial violence in the United States.
At Sonoma State, Dr. Burruel Stone teaches courses and advises students within the English Education concentration. She teaches Youth & Literature; Explorations in Language; Teaching Reading & Responding to Literature; Advanced Composition: Genre, Land, Race & Gender; and Teaching California Histories of Schooling & Education. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., they taught English Language Arts and Puente at public high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California for eight years.
Dr. Burruel Stone completed their doctoral studies in Language, Literacy, and Culture in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley in 2019. Her ethnographic and community engaged research has been funded by the American Educational Research Association’s Division G, UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender, and the Soroptimist Foundation. She has presented her scholarship at the conferences of the American Educational Research Association, American Anthropological Association’s Council on Anthropology and Education, Critical Race Studies in Education Association, Latinx Studies Association, and International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. They are 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. Dr. Burruel Stone was selected as a 2021 CAE Concha Delgado Gaitán Presidential Fellow. She is honored to be part of the National Council of Teachers of English Research Foundation’s Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color 2022-2024 cohort.