Jabari Mahiri is a Professor of Education and the William and Mary Jane Brinton Family Chair in Urban Teaching. He is Faculty Director of the Multicultural Urban Secondary English MA and Credential Program, Faculty Advisor and Principal Investigator of the Bay Area Writing Project, and a board member of the National Writing Project. He also was a board member of the American Educational Research Association from 2014 to 2017 and board chair of REALM middle and high schools in Berkeley, California from 2011 to 2017. Before coming to the UC Berkeley, he taught English in Chicago Public Schools for seven years.
Two of Dr. Mahiri’s seven academic books are Deconstructing Race: Multicultural Education Beyond the Color-Bind (2017) that received the 2018 PROSE Award for Educational Theory, Honorable Mention and Digital Tools in Urban Schools: Mediating a Remix of Learning (2011). He also is editor of The First Year of Teaching: Classroom Research to Improve Student Learning (2014) with Sarah Freedman and What They Don’t Learn in School: Literacy in the Lives of Urban Youth (2004). Additionally, he published a children’s book entitled The Day They Stole the Letter J. Dr. Mahiri also was guest editor for two special issues of Multicultural Education Review on the theme “Cyber-lives: Digital Media and Multicultural Education” published in 2017.