Sonny Partola portrait
  • Graduate Teaching Assist (TA), Education, Culture & Society


  • Leticia Alvarez Gutiérrez, Taeyeon Kim, Sonny Partola, Paul J. Kuttner, Amadou Niang, Alma Yanagui, Laura Hernández, Gerardo R. López & Jennifer Mayer-Glenn (2022). Community-Centered School Leadership: Radical Care and Aperturas During COVID-19. AERA Open. Published, 06/09/2022.


  • Partola, S. (2022, March). Seeking queer possibilities: Queer theory in education. Paper presented at the annual Big 12 LGBTQIA and Allies Summit at Texas Tech University, online. Presentation, Presented, 03/2022.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L., Knuth, T., Partola, S., Wall, M., Quijada Cerecer, P.D. (2022, March). Disrupting educator’s roles with the school to prison pipeline. In L. Alvarez Gutiérrez (Chair), Abolishing Surveillance and Punishment: Transformational Justice in Education. Panel conducted at the meeting of National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), online. Presentation, Presented, 03/2022.
  • Partola, S. (2021, November). Controversy in the valley: Youth resistance and the gay-straight alliance of East High School. Paper presented at the History of Education Society (HES) annual meeting, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2022.
  • Steffes, N. W., Partola, S., & Wall, M. (2022, November). “We feel no discrimination exists in our school”: High school student activism in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1970-2019. In J. Hale (Chair), Youth in the Movement: High School Student Activism in Postwar America. Paper presented at the History of Education Society (HES) annual meeting, Baltimore, MD. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/03/2022.