Lois Weis

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Educational Leadership and Policy

 430 Baldy Hall
 (716) 645-1079
  (716) 645-2481
 weis@buffalo.edu


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Educational Background

    Ph.D., Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, 1978

Professional and Research Interests

Dr. Weis is author, co-author or editor of numerous books and articles that focus on race, class and gender in American schools. Her most recent publications include:

  • Class Reunion: The Remaking of the American White Working Class (Routledge)
  • Working Method: Research and Social Justice (Routledge)
  • Beyond Silenced Voices: Class, Race and Gender in United States Schools, revised edition (SUNY Press)
  • The Unknown City: The lives of Poor and Working Class Young Adults (Beacon Press)

Dr. Weis is Past President of the American Educational Studies Association and is on the editorial boards of several journals, including Educational Policy, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education and Review of Educational Research.

Dr. Weis was awarded the rank of SUNY Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the State University of New York system. The award recognizes full professors of national or international prominence for outstanding achievement in research and scholarship. In addition, Weis and co-author Michelle Fine received the 2006 Critic Choice Award from the American Educational Studies Association for their book, Beyond Silenced Voices: Class, Race, and Gender in United States School.

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2007

Publications

Weis, L. (2007). Toward an agenda for the critical study of social class and schooling. In Comparative minds, critical visions (Vol. 1, Working Paper series), Buffalo, NY: Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Meyers, M. M., & Weis, L. (2007). Gender and identity formation. In K. Borman, M. Cahill, & B. Cotner (Eds.), Handbook of American high schools (Vol.1, pp. 192-201). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Presentations

Weis, L. (2007, April). Shifting forms of White, working-class masculinity inside new global economic arrangements. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Weis, L. (2007, April). Making it in the academy. Symposium presented to Division D members at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Weis, L. (2007, April). Critical issue sin curriculum and cultural studies-SIG business meeting: Interrogating the "critical" in critical approaches to curriculum and cultural studies. Participant at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Weis, L. (2007, March). The gender gap in education: What does it really mean? Rose Schewel Lecture in Education and Human Diversity, School of Education and Human Development, Lynchburg College, VA.

Weis, L. (2007, March). Delights/dilemmas of conducting/ writing longitudinal ethnography. Invited paper presented at the 77th annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Association, Philadelphia.

Weis, L. (2007, February). Structure and process of segmentation in higher education. Havens Center Visiting Scholar seminar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Weis, L. (2007, February). Rethinking the intersections of race, class and gender: Tracking the making of the new White working class in the final quarter of the twentieth century. Havens Center Visiting Scholar lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Weis, L. (2007, February). Engaging research across difference: Towards a critical theory of method in shifting times. Havens Center Visiting Scholar lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Weis, L. (2007, February). Engaging research across difference: Towards a critical theory of method in shifting times. George Kneller Lecture at the 51st annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Baltimore.

2006

Publications

Weis, L., Dimitriadis, G., & McCarthy, C. (Eds.). (2006). Ideology, curriculum and the new sociology of education. New York: Routledge.

Presentations

Weis, L. (2006, November). Unequal outcomes: How families and schools structure social and economic inequalities. Diversity and Social Justice Project lecture at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.

Weis, L. (2006, November). Delights/dilemmas of conducting and writing longitudinal ethnography. Paper presented at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Weis, L. (2006, October). Probing the gender gap in college/university attendance and outcomes: Using ethnographic longitudinality to probe the fine details of human destiny. Education Policy Seminar at the Institure of Higher Education, University of Georgia, Athens.

Weis, L. (2006, October). Delights/ dilemmas of conducting and writing longitudinal ethnography. Paper presented at the University at Texas at Austin.

2005

Presentations

Weis, L. (2005, April). Race, raciality and the new white working class in the United States. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Weis, L. (2005, April). What have they done? (Discussion). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Publications

Weis, L. (2005, April). "Revisiting Whiteness Studies." Chair at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

2004

Publications

Weis, L., & Fine, M. (2004). Working method: Research and social justice. New York: Routledge.

Fine, M., Weis, L., Powell-Pruitt, L., & Burns, A. (Eds.). (2004). Off white: Readings on power, privilege, and resistance (2nd ed). New York: Routledge.

Weis, L. (2004). Revisiting a 1980s 'moment of critique': Class, gender and the new
economy. In N. Dolby, G. Dimitriadis, & P. Willis (Eds.), Learning to labor in new times. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

Weis, L., Fine, M., & Roberts, R. (2004). Domestic violence: At the intersections of race, class and gender in the U.S. In I. Dupont (Ed.), Multicultural perspectives on domestic violence in the United States: An anthology. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

Weis, L. (2004). Gender, masculinity and the new economy. Australian Educational Researcher, 30 (3), 111-129.

Weis, L. (2004). Class reunion: The remaking of the American white working class. New York: Routledge.

Presentations

Weis, L. (2004, April). "Ideology and Curriculum: Twenty Five Years Later." Panelist at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Weis, L. (2004, April). "Oh the Places You'll Go! - Get the Dissertation, Interview, and Job Scoop from People You'll Want to Know." Panelist at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Weis, L. (2004, April). "Re-mythologizing Education Today: An Interactive Panel Discussion on Leaving Safe Harbors: Towards a New Progressivism in American Education and Public Life." Panelist at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research
Association, San Diego, CA.

2003

Publications

Fine, M., & Weis, L. (2003) Silenced voices and extraordinary conversations: Re-imagining schools. Teachers College Press.

Weis, L. (2003). Thoughts beyond fear. In N. Denzin & Y. Lincoln (Eds.), 9/11 in American culture (pp. 178-179). Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press.

Weis, L., & Fine, M. (2003). Extraordinary conversations in public schools. In G. Dimitriadis & D. Carlson (Eds.), Promises to keep: Cultural studies, democratic education, and public life (pp. 95-123). New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

Weis, L., & Fine, M. (2003). Working without a net but with a spotlight. In G. Noblit (Ed.), Post-critical ethnography (pp. 317-336). Cresskills, NJ: Hampton Press.

Weis, L. & Fine, M. (2003). For whom: Qualitative research representations and social responsibilities. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Presentations

Stromquist, N., Glazer-Raymo, J., Weis, L., Blackmore, J., Pillow, W., Tettegah, S., & Green, D. (2003, April). Gender equity, accountability, and Title IX: In memory of Congresswoman Patsy Mink. Presidential invited session presenter at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

2002

Publications

Weis, L., & Centrie, C. (2002). On the power of creating separate spaces: Teachers and students writing (righting) selves and future. American Educational Research Journal, 9 (1), 7-36.

2001

Publications

Weis, L., & Fine, M. (2001). Disappearing acts: The state and violence against women in the twentieth century. In J. Howard & C. Allen (Eds.), Feminisms of a millennium (pp. 141-149). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Weis, L., & Fine, M. (2001). Extraordinary conversations in public schools. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 14, 497-503.

Weis, L., & Hall, J. (2001). "I had a lot of black friends that my father didn't know about": An exploration of white working class and poor female racism. Journal of Gender Studies, 10, 43-66.

Dimitriadis, G., & Weis, L. (2001). Imagining possibilities with and for contemporary youth: (Re)writing and (re)visioning education today. Qualitative Research.

Weis, L. (2001). Race, gender, and critique: African American women, white women and domestic violence in the 1980s and 1990s. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 27 (1), 139-169.

2000

Publications

Weis, L. (2000). Comments on "closing the gender gap." Discourse, 22 (1).

Weis, L., & Fine, M. (2000). Disappearing acts: A feminist dystopia for the 20th century. Signs, 25, 1139-1148.

Weis, L. (2000). Race and gender work in an urban magnet school. Teachers College Record, 102, 620-650.