Ph.D. Students

Charley Brooks
  • Title
    • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Education Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • McHenry Library, 0258
  • Mail Stop Education Department

Summary of Expertise

Graduate Student Researcher, The History & Civics Project at UC Santa Cruz, 2018- Present

Research Interests

History/Social Studies Education; Teacher Preparation; Whiteness Studies; Critical Race Theory; Qualitative Research Methods; Critical Discourse Analysis; Curriculum Studies; Narratives

Biography, Education and Training


M.A. Teaching: Urban Education and Social Justice

Credentials: Social Studies, English, BCLAD

University of San Francisco, 2012


B.A. Politics, Africana Studies

Oberlin College, 2009


Honors, Awards and Grants

Campus Fellow Award, 2020-2021


California Teacher Education Research and Improvement Network (CTERIN) Educating Teacher Educators (ETE) Fellow, 2018-Present


Chancellor's Summer Graduate Internship Program, 2018


National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) CUFA Graduate Forum Travel Award, 2018


Chancellor's Graduate Student Fellowship, 2016-2017



Selected Presentations

Presentation, California History-Social Science Framework Conference, Visalia, CA: "From Legislation to the Classroom: Teaching the Election of Barack Obama." October 19, 2019. 


Paper Presentation, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Toronto. “Unmasking Neutrality: Surfacing White Logics in the Teaching of the Civil Rights Movement.” April 8, 2019.


 Roundtable Session, National Council of Social Studies (NCSS) College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) Graduate Forum, Chicago. "Racialized Figured Worlds and the Teaching of U.S. History." November 28, 2018. 


Paper Presentation, American Anthropological Association Conference, San Jose, CA. "Exploring Educational Enclosure and Contestation in Youth Spaces." November 17, 2018.