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Monica Taylor

Professor, Secondary and Special Education

University Hall 2128A
BA, University of Pennsylvania
MS, City College of New York
PhD, University of Arizona
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Monica Taylor is a feminist teacher educator, social justice advocate, and parent activist. She is a professor and deputy chair of the Department of Secondary and Special Education at Montclair State University. She is also the co-academic and managing editor of The Educational Forum. She has several publications on feminist pedagogy and research methodologies, teaching for social justice, and urban teacher education. Her most recent book, Playhouse: Optimistic stories of real hope for families with little children, describes a progressive parent cooperative school through the interwoven narratives of her own children and those of families for the last sixty years. Her commitments to fighting sexism, heteronormativity, and racism manifest in all aspects of her life. She advocates for her own children and New Jersey students as an organizer for Save Our Schools NJ. She also deeply values the work of the many teachers with whom she is in contact.


Feminist and Queer Pedagogy
School Based Teacher Education
Self Study/Action Research
Teacher Leadership
Theater of the Oppressed
Embodied Pedagogy
Gender and Sexuality in Teacher Education