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John Rogers

Professor, John Rogers
John Rogers

Moore Hall 1032B
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

John Rogers
Research Center

Other Positions

  • Faculty Director, Center X
  • Director, UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access (IDEA)


  • Ph.D., Education, Stanford University
  • B.A., Public Policy and African American Studies, Princeton University

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Re-envisioning public engagement and democratic education today in light of John Dewey’s scholarship and practice.
  • Understanding what and how youth learn about economic, social, and racial inequality inside and outside of schools.
  • Examining and developing strategies for engaging urban youth, community members, and educators in equity-focused school reform

Select Publications

Rogers, J. & Terriquez, V. (Forthcoming).  “’It shaped who I am as a person’:  Youth Organizing and the Educational and Civic Trajectories of Low-Income Youth.” in Jerusha Conner and Sonia Rosen eds., Contemporary Youth Activism: Advancing Social Justice in the United States.  Santa Barbara, California:  Praeger.

Rogers, J. & Westheimer, J. (Forthcoming).  “Teaching about inequality:  Lessons from California.”  In Corey Wright ed. Teaching for Democracy in an Age of Economic Disparity.  New York:  Routledge.

Rogers, J., Lubienski, C., Scott, J., & Welner, K. G. (2015). Examining the Parent Trigger as a Strategy for School Reform and Parental Engagement.  Teachers College Record, 117(6).

Rogers, J., Mirra, N., Seltzer, M., & Yun, J. (2014). It’s About Time: Learning Time and Educational Opportunity in California High Schools. Los Angeles: UCLA IDEA.

Rogers, J. (2013).  “Dewey’s Liberalisms: Depression-Era Insights for the Great Recession,”  International Studies in Sociology of Education.  23:3:204-223.

Rogers, J. (2012).  “‘True Democracy’:  Youth Organizing, Electoral Engagement, and the Struggle for Social Justice,” Encyclopaideia.  Journal of Phenomenology and Education. 33(XVI): 113-134.