Graham Slater, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Equity & Diversity in Education
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Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Education, Culture, and Society, University of Utah
  • M.A., Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice, University of Colorado
  • B.A., History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Graham B. Slater is an Assistant Professor of Equity and Diversity in Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. He holds a Ph.D. in Education, Culture, and Society from the University of Utah. Additionally, he has an M.A. in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice from the University of Colorado Boulder and a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

He is a critical theorist of education whose work draws on perspectives in sociology, political economy, and radical philosophy. His research is dedicated primarily to the relationship between neoliberalism, corporate school reform, and emergent trends in social insecurity. In addition to this focus, he studies social movements, environmental justice, and technological issues in contemporary education.

His research has been published in Journal of Education Policy, Educational Studies, Policy Futures in Education, and the Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies. He also co-edited the volume Educational Commons in Theory and Practice: Global Pedagogy and Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Additionally, he has written commentary on the politics of education for Truthout.


  • Alexander J. Means, Derek R. Ford, and Graham B. Slater (eds), Educational Commons in Theory and Practice: Global Pedagogy and Politics (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Journal Articles

  • Graham B. Slater, "Assembling the Opposition: Organizing Struggles Against Neoliberalism and Educational Insecurity." Policy Futures in Education (forthcoming, 2018).
  • Graham B. Slater and C. Bradford Griggs, "Standardization and Subjection: An Autonomist Critique of Neoliberal School Reform," The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 37, no. 5 (2015): 438-459.
  • Graham B. Slater, "Education as Recovery: Neoliberalism, School Reform, and the Politics of Crisis," Journal of Education Policy 30, no. 1 (2015): 1-20.
  • Graham B. Slater, "Constituting Common Subjects: Toward an Education Against Enclosure," Educational Studies 50, no. 4 (2014): 537-553.

Book Chapters

  • Graham B. Slater and Gardner Seawright, "Putting Homo Economicus to the Test: How Neoliberalism Measures the Value of Educational Life." In The Wiley Handbook of Global Educational Reform, eds. Kenneth J. Saltman and Alexander J. Means (Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2018).