Bio and other info

Assistant Professor, Beijing Normal University (BNU), Faculty of Education, Institute of Theories of Education
Associate Director, Paulo Freire Institute, UCLA
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 recently published book (2018, Routledge) focuses on this analysis is entitled: Educating the Global Environmental Citizen: Understanding Ecopedagogy in Local and Global Contexts.  Dr. Misiaszek has been invited internationally to give numerous lectures on these and other topics, as well as work collaboratively with various international organizations.  In addition, his upcoming book from Bloomsbury (2019, Ecopedagogy: Critical Environmental Teaching for Planetary Justice and Global Sustainable Development) will further deconstruct critical environmental learning and literacies (i.e., ecopedagogical literacies).  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).

Teaching and Research Interests
  • Ecopedagogy and critical analysis of environmental pedagogies (e.g., Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD))
  • Citizenship, globalization and education (models of global citizenship education (GCE) and planetary citizenship)
  • Paulo Freire’s pedagogy and philosophy
  • Critical theories and educational practices and research methodologies for transformational change
  • Comparative/international education 
  • Sociology of Education
  • Critical analysis and construction of educational technologies
  • Development and education
  • Decolonization of education
  • k/Knowledges, s/Science, and t/Technologies and education
  • Epistemologies of the South and education