Irving Epstein

Ben and Susan Rhodes Professor of Peace and Social Justice,
Chair and Director of Teacher Education

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles; M.A. Claremont Graduate School; M.A. University of Toronto, B.A. Lake Forest College

Professor Epstein teaches ED 225 (Education and Social Justice), ED 492 (Student Teaching: Secondary Social Science), and IS 222/322 (International Human Rights: An Introduction). He has strong interests in comparative and international education, globalization, youth studies and children’s rights issues and has taught in Los Angeles, Australia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He also serves on the Scholars at Risk advisory board, an organization dedicated to the global protection of scholars while pursuing academic freedom advocacy. Having published four books and over fifty journal articles and book chapters, his most recent book is The Whole World is Texting: Youth Protest in the Information Age (Pittsburgh Studies in Comparative and International Education, Rotterdam: Sense Publishing, 2015).