Dr. Angelina E. Castagno is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Northern Arizona University, and the Executive Director of Just Perspective, LLC. Trained as an educational anthropologist, Castagno studies institutions, policies, and the ways students and communities engage systems of race and power.  Through her work with Just Perspective, Dr. Castagno provides customized diversity education, equity consulting, and program evaluation to schools, school districts, and postsecondary programs across the U.S. At Northern Arizona University, her teaching and research center around issues of equity and diversity in U.S. schools, and she is especially interested in issues of whiteness and Indigenous education. Her work draws on Critical Race Theories, including Tribal Critical Race Theory and critical whiteness studies.  Her publications include articles in Anthropology and Education Quarterly, American Journal of Education, Journal of School Choice, Urban Review, Race and Ethnicity in Education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Review of Research in Education, and Review of Educational Research. Her first monograph, Educated in whiteness: Good intentions and diversity in schools, was published in 2014 with the University of Minnesota Press. She also has a co-authored book through Jossey-Bass with Bryan Brayboy, Amy Fann, and Jessica Solyom titled Postsecondary Education for American Indian and Alaska Natives: Higher Education for Nation Building and Self-Determination.
PhD, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Policy Studies