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Duane Wright

About

Interests:

  • Work/Labor
  • Education
  • Social Movements

 

Research:

Duane's research focuses on the restructuring of schooling around high-stakes standardized testing; its effects on both teacher's pedagogical authority and racial and class inequality in education and society; and the resistance to this restructuring by teachers, students, and the community at large.

Education:

2013, M.A. Sociology, University of California Davis

2009, B.A. Sociology with a minor in Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston

 

Academic Work Experience:

As an Associate Instructor 

  • Soc 1 Intro to Sociology: Fall 2017

 

As a Teaching Assistant:

  • Soc 11 Labor and Employment: Spring 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2016
  • Soc 1 Intro to Sociology: Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017
  • Soc 2 Self and Society: Fall 2011, Winter 2012.
  • Soc 3 Social Problems: Fall 2014
  • Soc 25 Pop Culture: Spring 2015
  • Soc 46a Methods of Social Research: Fall 2015, Spring 2017

 

As a Reader:

  • Soc 3: Social Problems: Summer Session II 2012.

 

Professional Work Experience:

  • Chair - Davis Unit of UC Student Workers Union UAW 2865 (April 2012 - April 2014)
  • Instructor for Smart Start Extended Day, Brockton Community Schools, Brockton, MA. (August 2009 – August 2011)
  • Substitute Teacher, Brockton Public Schools, Brockton MA (April 2003 - December 2005; September 2006 - July 2011)
  • College Teaching Assistant, Brockton Community Schools, Brockton, MA. (December 2005 – June 2009)
  • Special Education Paraprofessional, Brockton Public Schools, Brockton, MA. (January 2006 – June 2006)

 

Scholarly Publications:

 

Wright, Duane (2009) "The Latino Immigrant Labor Experience as Depicted in Film," Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Vol. 7: Iss. 1, Article 11.

 

 

 

Other Publications:

Bank of America and UC tuition hikes

Response to Katehi's "Economic Impacts of UC Davis" article

Economics lesson in DJUSD gone wrong

UC Davis students and Walmart associates occupy Bank of America

Academic workers support Davis teachers

 

In the News:

Students Protest Recent Tuition Hike

UC Davis rejects alt-right hate

UC Davis students and workers protest to fire Chancellor

Academic Workers call on Napolitano and UC Regents to fire Davis chancellor Linda Katehi

UC Davis TAs break down reasons behind strikes

UC Tuition Increase: Humans of Davis

Rename Gallagher Hall Campaign

Occupy Movement Settles in at UC Davis

As class sizes increase teaching jobs are lost

UCD rejects union's call to rename Gallagher Hall