Research Statement

I am a qualitative researcher and ethnographer, committed to engaged, critical scholarship that is conducted in partnership with youth and communities. My research looks at community-based, culturally-sustaining approaches to education and civic engagement in urban, low-income communities and Communities of Color. This work spans an array of research topics including family-school partnerships, youth and parent organizing, community-engaged scholarship, culturally sustaining pedagogy, and the role of art and culture in social change.

Publications

  • Byrne, K., Kuttner, P. J., Mohammad, A., Goldberg, E., & Magaña, G. R. (Forthcoming). This is our home: Initiating participatory action housing research with refugees and immigrant communities in a time of unwelcome. Action Research. Accepted, 06/11/2018.
  • Coe, K., & Kuttner, P. J. (2018). Education coverage in television news: A typology and analysis of 35 years of topics. AERA Open. Published, 02/01/2018.
    http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23328...
  • Lopez, G. Yanagui, A., & Kuttner, P. J. (2017). What Does Partnership Taste Like? Reimagining Family-School Partnerships through Participatory Design Research. Family Leadership Design Collaborative. Published, 09/01/2017.
    http://familydesigncollab.org/wp-content/uploads/2...
  • Kuttner, P. J., Sousanis, N., Weaver-Hightower, M. (2017). How to draw comics the scholarly way: Comics-based research in the academy. In P. Leavy (Ed.), Handbook of Arts-Based Research. New York: Guilford Press. Published, 07/01/2017.
  • Kuttner, P. J. (2016) Hip-hop citizens: Arts-based, culturally sustaining civic engagement pedagogy. Harvard Educational Review, 86(4), pp. 527-555. Published, 12/2016.
    http://hepgjournals.org/doi/abs/10.17763/1943-5045...
  • Kuttner, P. J. (2015). Educating for cultural citizenship: Reframing the goals of arts education. Curriculum Inquiry, 45(1). Published, 08/2015.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0362678...
  • Warren, M., Mapp, K., & Kuttner, P. J. (2015). From private citizens to public actors: The development of parent leaders through community organizing. In M. Evans & D. Hiatt-Michael (Eds.), Promising practices in community-based educational change. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Published, 04/2015.
    http://mark-warren.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/...
  • Kuttner, P. J., & White-Hammond, M. (2015). (Re)Building the cypher: Fulfilling the promise of hip-hop for liberation. In C. Malone and G. Martinez (Eds.), The organic globalizer: The political development of hip hop. New York: Bloomsbury Press. Published, 10/2014.
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Organic-Globalizer-Polit...
  • Mapp, K. L., & Kuttner, P. J. (2014). Partners in education: A dual capacity building framework for school-family partnerships. Austin, TX: Southwest Educational Development Lab. Published, 12/2013.
    http://www.sedl.org/pubs/framework/
  • Kuttner, P. J. (2013). The beauty of transformation: Becoming a cultural organizer. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 29(2). Published, 09/2013.
    http://journal.jctonline.org/index.php/jct/article...
  • Bahena, S., Cooc, N., Currie-Rubin, R., Kuttner, P. J., & Ng, M. (Eds.). (2012). Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review. Published, 12/2012.
    http://hepg.org/hep-home/books/disrupting-the-scho...
  • Warren, M., Mapp, K., and the Community Organizing and School Reform Project. (2011). A match on dry grass: Community organizing as a catalyst for school reform. New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 09/2011.
    http://global.oup.com/academic/product/a-match-on-...