BiographyVictoria Trinder, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction whose scholarship examines teacher education practices and policies in the context of historicized oppressions wrought by public schools in the U.S. and other 'post-conflict' territories of the colonial project. Dr. Trinder serves the college and university currently as the Program Coordinator of the BA Urban Education: Elementary Education program, a licensure program providing undergraduate teacher candidates experientially-based coursework for the development of knowledges and skills necessary for teaching with advocacy for urban students.
Dr. Trinder's book, Teaching into a Decolonizing Pedagogy: Critical Reflections Inside and Outside the Classroom, was published in February 2020 through Routledge. In May 2020, she will present in London, at Pedagogy, Politics, and Teacher Education: An International Conference, and is preparing multiple presentations for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April 2020. Her past presentations include multiple papers at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and at the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE). She has presented at annual meetings of the American Educational Studies Association, and the American Anthropology Association's joint AES-ALLA-ABA conference. Professional memberships include American Educational Research Association (AERA); Critical Race Studies in Education Association; National Association of Bilingual Educators; National Association of Multicultural Education; and the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, where Dr. Trinder was an invited distinguished presenter for Teaching Works at their Annual Meeting in 2018.
Dr. Trinder taught for a decade on the southwest side of Chicago, and holds an IL Professional Educator's License (PEL) with endorsements in elementary, middle, and secondary instruction - and endorsements in bilingual (Spanish)/ESL, and all the social sciences, humanities, and English language arts. She was a founder of a nationally-recognized small school on the southwest side of Chicago, and has led a variety of teacher education programs serving students at graduate and undergraduate levels of study.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Her research and teacher education interests center on the decolonization of urban teaching/teacher education; anti-racist teacher education; participatory action research; teacher resilience and advocacy; historically situated critical teacher education; inclusive, culturally sustaining bilingual education; ethnic studies curricula; community-based research; equity literacy and teacher professionalism; critical whiteness studies and teacher education; the colonial history of public education; international comparative studies of education; teacher resilience and resistance; teacher identity, intersectionality, and racial socialization.