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Kevin Michael Foster



  • Higher Ed: Science 


I am an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. 


Educational Anthropologist interested in engaged research that simultaneously produces knowledge and tangibly responds to and serves K-12 students and communities. 


The Worst Kept Secret: Public Debates and Communal Concerns surrounding Underground Pledging among Black Fraternities and Sororities. (2008). Transforming Anthropology Vol 16, No. 1, pp.3-19.

Forward Looking Criticisms: Critiques and enhancements for the next generation of Cultural Ecological Theory (2008)
. In, Minority Status, Identity, and Schooling (John U. Ogbu, ed.). Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.

Katrina's Kids or Ours?: The experience of displaced New Orleans students in their new schools and communities (2007). Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 45-52.

Bridging Troubled Waters: Principles for teaching times of crisis (2006); Perspectives on Urban Education Vol. 4, No. 2.

Austin Shelter Notes (2006); (fieldnotes from Red Cross shelter in Austin); Transforming Anthropology, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 26-30.

Narratives of the Social Scientist: Understanding the work of John Ogbu (2005); International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 565-580.

Gods or Vermin: Alternative Readings of the African American Experience among African and African American College students (2005); Transforming Anthropology; Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 34-46.

Diet of Disparagement: The Racial Experiences of Black Students in a Predominantly White University (2005); International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 489-505.

Coming to terms: A Discussion of John Ogbu's Cultural-Ecological Theory of Minority Academic Achievement (2004); Intercultural Education Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 369-384.

Panopticonics: The Control and Surveillance of Black Female Athletes in a Collegiate Athletic Department (2003); Anthropology & Education Quarterly Vol. 34, No.2, pp. 300-323.

Contours of Community: The Formation and Maintenance of Black Student Community on a Predominantly White Campus (2003); Race Ethnicity and Education, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 265-281. 

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