• Selected Publications

    Invited Articles and Op-Eds

    Patel, L. (Feb 3, 2021). When college graduates participate in a white supremacist riot. Beacon Broadside.


    Patel, L (May 22, 2019). The SAT’s Adversity Score is a Poor Fix for a Problematic Test. The Conversation. (reprinted in 14 other outlets). https://theconversation.com/the-sats-new-adversity-score-is-a-poor-fix-for-a-problematic-test-117363


    Patel, L. (June 26, 2018). Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of All Children after Tumultuous Weeks in Immigration Policy. Teachers College Press News & Press.



    Chadwick, J. A., Patel, L., & Lindblom, K. (2018). Educational Leaders Discuss the Essence of Leadership. English Journal, 107(4), 13-19.


    Patel, L. (2018). On leadership, learning, and leading. The English Journal http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/EJ/1074-mar2018/EJ1074Educational.pdf


    Patel, L. (2015). The absolution of racism on college campuses. Beacon Broadside. Available: http://www.beaconbroadside.com/broadside/2015/12/the-absolution-of-racism-on-college-campuses.html


    Patel, L. (2015) Immigration, nationalist narratives, and decolonization. Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education, and Society, available: https://decolonization.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/nationalist-narratives-immigration-and-coloniality/


    Patel, L. (2014). Disentangling radical love from narcissistic love. The Feminist Wire. Available: http://thefeministwire.com/2014/05/disentangling-radical-love-narcissism/




    Patel, L. (2021). No study without struggle: Confronting settler colonialism in higher education. Beacon Press.


    Patel, L. (2015). Decolonizing educational research: From ownership to answerability. Routledge: NY.


    Patel, L. (2013). Youth held at the border: Immigration, education and the politics of inclusion. Teachers College Press: New York, NY.


    Stevens, L. P., & Bean, T. W. (2007). Critical literacy: Context, research and practice in the K-12 classroom. New York: Sage.


    Vadeboncoeur, J., & Stevens, L. P. (Eds). (2005). Reconstructing the ‘adolescent’: Sign, symbol, and body. New York: Peter Lang.



    Refereed Articles

    Patel, L. (2021). Social categories and the differences within: A theoretical call for dynamic analyses. International Journal for Qualitative Studies in Research. DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2021.1982046


    McNeill, O., Patel, L., Love, B., & Stovall, D. O. (2021). "No trifling matter:" A kitchen-table talk on abolition and fugitivity. Equity and Excellence in Education. 54:2, 112-120


    Patel, L. (2021). A gathering of the three r’s: Resistance, refusal, and refuge. The High School Journal


    Patel, L. (2021). The politics of affect in literacy research. Reading Research Quarterly.


    Patel, L. (2021). Literacy and equity: Reading the fault lines of racialized inequity. Language Arts


    Patel, L. (2020). Epilogue: (re)membering and witnessing youth knowledge. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 33:1, 130-133.


    Patel, L. (2019). The SAT adversity score: A poor fix for a problematic fix. ReThinking Schools, Summer 2019


    Patel, L. (2019). Fugitive practices: Learning in a settler colony. Educational Studies (55, 3) 253-261.


    Patel, L. (2019). Qualitative research and literacy. Research in the Teaching of English,


    Patel, L. (2018). Immigrant populations and sanctuary schools. Journal of Literacy Research, 50(4), 524-529.


    Frederick, R., & Patel, L. (2018). Unsettling voyeurism through art and dialogue. Carrie Mae Weems: Catalogue. Boston College, Newton, MA


    Sandwick, T., Fine, M., Greene, A. C., Stoudt, B & Torre, M. E. with Patel, L. (2018). Promise and provocation: Humble reflections on critical participatory research for social policy. Urban Education, (53) 4, 473-502.


    Patel, L., (2017). Walking the Tightrope of Visibility. Bank Street Occasional Paper Series 38. Retrieved from: bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/38


    *Sánchez, J.G., & Patel, L. (2017). Growing up tested: Teachers’ lived experiences of testing as students. Peabody Journal of Education, 440-444.


    Patel, L. The ink of citizenship. (2017). Curriculum Inquiry, 47(1), 62-68.


    Patel, L, & *Price, A. (2016). The origins, potentials, and limits of racial justice. Critical Ethnic Studies, 2(2), 61-81.


    Patel, L. (2016). Pedagogies of resistance and survivance: Learning as marronage.

     Equity, Excellence & Education, 49(4), 397-401.


    Patel, L. (2016). The irrationality of white anti-racism. The English Journal. 106(2), 81-84.


    Selected Funded Projects


    Study and struggle: The public and private pedagogies of social movements

    Spencer Foundation Discretionary Grant. Amount awarded: $75,000



    Interrupting the internalization of inequity

    Education research service project funded by the American Educational Research Association to provide technical research assistance to two youth development organizations, Youth in Action Rhode Island and Pittsfield Listens, in their work to engage young people in analyzing and interrupting intersectional inequities. Amount awarded: $4650.00



    Out of school language learning in culturally based organizations: A youth participatory project

    Robert Browne Foundation grant to support youth-led research into out-of-school practices and settings that facilitate learning in multi-ethnic and multi-lingual contexts.



    Social locations and intersectionality: A cross-setting collaborative project

    Boston College-sponsored competitive collaborative research grant of $93,000 to support, research, and further knowledge about the ways to structure and support educational praxis for migrant and U.S. born youth exploring identity in school and out of school settings.