Khuram HussainAssociate Professor of Education

Joined faculty in 2008

Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2010
M.A., Binghamton University, 2001
M.A.T., Binghamton University, 2000

Contact Information

Merritt HallPhone (315) 781-3953

Scholarly Interest

Black Press Born Digital

The Black Press Research Collective

Engaged Scholarship & Social Action

Courses Taught

EDUC 081: Teaching for Equity and Achievement

EDUC 083: Teaching in the Disciplines: Social Studies

EDUC 107 Unliving Racism: Interrogating Race, Place, and History in the Remaking of Community

EDUC 170: Race Dialogues for Community and Change

BIDS 202: Urban Politics and Education

FSEM 251: School Wars

EDUC 201: Schooling and Social Equality

EDUC 307: Civil Rights Education

EDUC 370: Multiculturalism

EDUC 377: Education and Diversity in US & NZ

EDUC 450: Research in Education

EDUC 821: Educational Foundations


Hussain, K., Pliner, S., & Slade, V. (2022). “You can’t buy the revolution: Critical praxis in an era of consumer-driven learning.” In Banks, C. & Vasquez, A. (Eds.) No Justice. No Peace. College Student Activism, Race Relations, and Media Cultures. Peter Lang [in press]


Hussain, K. (2021). "Muhammad Speaks for Freedom, Justice, and EqualityJSTOR Daily. May 13. 


Hussain, K. (2020). Dreaming Differently About Freedom, Journal of African American Studies.

Hussain, K. (2019). Radical Black Media in Ford, D. (Ed.) Keywords in Radical Philosophy and Education. Brill Press.

Hussain, K. & Wattles, J. (2017). Can Intergroup Dialogue Combined with SLCE Answer Today’s Call to Action Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, Volume 23, Issue 2, Spring 2017.

Stern, M. & Hussain, K. (2017). Big talk in the little city: Grassroots resistance by and for the common/s.  In D. Ford, A. Means, & G.B. Slater (Eds.), Educational Commons in Theory and Practice: Global Pedagogy and Politics. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hussain, K. (2015). Pedagogy of the radical black press. In Ramsey, P. (Ed.), Learning the Left: Popular culture, liberal politics, and informal education from 1900 to the present (89-110). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.

King, R., Hussain, K. & Wattles, J., (2015) Claiming the Right to the City Through Intergroup Dialogue: The Tools for Social Change Initiative in Geneva, NY., The SOJO Journal. 1(2)

Hussain, K. & Stern, M. (2015). Lessons from the ‘Pen Alongside the Sword’: School reform through the lens of radical black press. Critical Education. 6(7), 25-42.

Hussain, K. (2015). A Dream for service. In Tinkler, A., Tinkler, B., Strait, J. R., & Jagla, V. M. (Eds.), Advances in Service-Learning Research Series

Hussain, K. (2014). Against the ‘primers of white supremacy’: The radical black press in the cause of multicultural history. American Educational History Journal, 41 (1/2), 163-181.

Stern, M. & Hussain, K. (2014). On the Charter Question: Black Marxism and black Nationalism. Race, Ethnicity and Education. 18(1), 61-88.

Hussain, K. (2014). Born of our necessities: Muhammad speaks’ vision of school reform. In Arnold, N.W., Brooks, M. & Arnold, B.M. (Eds.), Critical Perspectives on Black Education: Spirituality, Religion, and Social Justice (109-140). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.

Williams, K.M. & Hussain, K. (2015). Voice and choice: Can we really create democratic university classrooms? In Williams, K., Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning, (161-171). New York, NY: Routledge. [Chapter-Section Contribution]

Hussain, K. (2012). Integrating intersectionality, transforming teaching. In Pliner, S., Banks, C., Iuzzini, J.), Teaching, Learning, and Intersecting Identities in Higher Education (14-31). Peter Lang.

Hussain, K. (2007). An Islamic consideration of western moral education: An exploration of the individual, The Journal of Moral Education. 36(3), 297–308.


As a teacher and scholar I am centrally interested in democracy and education. My work involves a critique of dominant narratives that exclude grassroots voices, individuate social actors, and fracture communities of conscience. My highest aspiration as a scholar and educator is to reinscribe public education as a site for culturally responsive, community-oriented, democratic learning.


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