Robert J. Helfenbein

Indiana University

Rob Helfenbein is Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies at Indiana University-IUPUI and, Director of the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education (CUME). He earned his Ph.D. and B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Helfenbein offers courses in Teaching Secondary Social Studies and graduate level courses in curriculum theory, qualitative research methods, social foundations, and urban education.

Dr. Helfenbein has published and edited numerous research articles and book chapters about contemporary education analysis in urban contexts in journal such as Curriculum Inquiry, the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Educational Studies, The Urban Review, the Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, and co-edited the volumes Unsettling Beliefs: Teaching Theory to Teachers (2008/Information Age) and Ethics and International Curriculum Work: The Challenges of Culture and Context (2012). Serving as section editor of the Cultural Studies and Curriculum component of the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing since 2010 and chair of the Critical Issues of Curriculum and Cultural Studies SIG of AERA (2010-2012) has provided the opportunity to continue work on the intersection of these two fields of inquiry.

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