- Assistant Professor, Beijing Normal University, Faculty of Education, Institute of Educational Theories
- Associate Director, Paulo Freire Institute, UCLA
- Executive Editor, Teaching in Higher Education (TiHE) journal (2021-4)
- Co-Editor, Global Comparative Education: Journal of the WCCES (World Council of Comparative Education Societies)
- International Advisory Committee Member, UNESCO Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education, UCLA
Dr. Greg William Misiaszek is an Assistant Professor at Beijing Normal University’s (BNU), Faculty of Education, Theories of Education Institute. He also holds various positions including Co-Editor, WCCES’s journal Global Comparative Education and Associate Director, Paulo Freire Institute, UCLA. His current work focuses on critical analysis of environmental pedagogies, with specific emphasis on ecopedagogy, through theories of globalizations, citizenships, race, gender, migration, Indigenous issues, and media, among others. His first solo-authored published book (2018, Routledge) focuses on this analysis is entitled: Educating the Global Environmental Citizen: Understanding Ecopedagogy in Local and Global Contexts. His 2020 Bloomsbury book Ecopedagogy: Critical Environmental Teaching for Planetary Justice and Global Sustainable Development further deconstructs critical environmental learning and literacies (i.e., ecopedagogical literacies). In addition, he is an editor of the Palgrave Handbook on Critical Theories of Education (2022) with Ali Abdi (The University of British Colombia), book series editor with Carlos Alberto Torres (UCLA) named “Freire in Focus” (Bloomsbury); and currently finishing a book entitled “Ecopedagogy: Freire and Environmentalism” (late 2022) for this short-length book series targeted to academic and non-academic audiences. Dr. Misiaszek has been invited internationally to give numerous lectures on these and other topics, as well as work collaboratively with various international organizations. Before working at BNU, Dr. Misiaszek worked for over 17 years at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Andrus Gerontology Center, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco (USF), and California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Misiaszek holds a Ph.D. from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education in Social Science and Comparative Education, masters in distance education (USC Rossier), and bachelor’s from USC in Environmental Studies (emphasis in Chemistry).
“Planetary Citizenship: Learning Climate Justice” on Nothing Never Happens podcast (What do we need to learn to save the planet? Tina and Lucia discuss climate crisis, ecopedagogy, and liberatory teaching about environmental justice with critical pedagogue Greg Misiaszek.) – CLICK HERE for Apple Podcast link