Teresa L. McCarty
I am a social-cultural anthropologist who lives and works in Tovaangar, the homelands of the Gabrielino-Tongva. As an educator and researcher, I honor the sovereignty of the Tongva people and my responsibility to learn from and with the Indigenous peoples of this place. At UCLA, I am the George F. Kneller Chair in Education and Anthropology, and Faculty in American Indian Studies. My research, teaching, and community-based work center on Indigenous education, critical sociocultural studies of language planning and policy, Indigenous and minoritized language reclamation, and the ethnography of education in and out of schools. I am currently principal investigator on a multiyear, multimethod, U.S.-wide study of Indigenous-language immersion schooling funded by the Spencer Foundation.
- Distinguished Professor of Education
- George F. Kneller Chair of Education and Anthropology
- Ph.D., Social-cultural Anthropology, Arizona State University
- M.A., Social-cultural Anthropology, Arizona State University
- B.A., Anthropology, The Ohio State University
Awards, Honors, Fellowships
- 2021-2022 - Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford University
- 2019 - Elected to the National Academy of Education
- 2016 - Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Education, UCLA
- 2015 - AERA 12th Annual Brown Lecture in Educational Research, for "producing significant research related to equality in education"
- McCarty, T.L., & Brayboy, B. McK. J. (in press, 2021). Culturally responsive, sustaining, and revitalizing pedagogies: Perspectives from Native American education. In G. Ladson-Billings (Guest Ed.), Three decades of culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining pedagogy. Special Issue, The Educational Forum, 85(4).
- Ali, Arshad I., & McCarty, T.L. (Eds.). (2020). Critical Youth Research in Education—Methodologies of Praxis and Care. New York, NY: Routledge. View Here
- McCarty, T.L. (2020). The holistic benefits of education for Indigenous language revitalisation and reclamation (ELR2). Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. View Here
- McCarty, T.L., Nicholas, S.E., & Wigglesworth, G. (Eds.). (2019). A World of Indigenous Languages—Politics, Pedagogies, and Prospects for Language Reclamation. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. View Here