Robert P.
Assistant Professor
Phone number
(646) 557-4764
Room number

Graduate Certificate, Africana Studies, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2020)

Graduate Certificate, Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2020)

Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY (2020, Urban Education)

MPhil., The Graduate Center, CUNY (2018, Urban Education)

M.A., San Diego State University, (2009, Education--Curriculum & Instruction)

Secondary Teaching Credential (2007, English Language Arts)

B.A., Humboldt State University (2004, English Language Arts; Ethnic American Literatures)

JJC Affiliations
Africana Studies, Human Services & Community Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, Gender Studies
Courses Taught

AFR 123: Justice, the Individual, & Struggle in the African American Experience 

AFR 317: Environmental Racism

Interactive Technology & Pedagogy Core 2 (At the Graduate Center, CUNY)
Edu 100--Education & Justice

BlackQueer Lives & Pedagogies (At The Graduate Center, CUNY)

Social Work Policy

Sex, Gender, & Justice in a Global Context

Reading & Writing Youth Cultures

English Language Arts Methods

Black Freedom Movement Education

Alternative Education

Principles of Education in a Pluralistic Society

Race & the Nation

Research & Writing

Grad School 101

Professional Memberships

History of Education Society

Association for the Study of African American Life & History
National Council for Black Studies

American Educational Research Assocation

Scholarly Work

Robinson, R.P. (2021) "Teaching Black Lives Amidst Black Death: Reflections from a Black Visiting Professor," Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education: Vol.4: Iss.2.

Jones, S.P. & Robinson, R.P. (2021) "Reflections on the Politics of Professionalism: Critical Autoethnographies of Antiblackness in the ELA Classroom," Northwest Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 16 : Iss. 2.

Robinson, R.P. (2020) "Until the Revolution: Analyzing the Politics, Pedagogy, and Curriculum of the Oakland Community School," Espacio, Tiempo y Educación Vol.7: Iss.1.

Robinson, R.P. (2019) "A New Diagnosis: Rethinking Normativity,” in Key Concepts in Curriculum: Perspectives on the Fundamentals by Bolden et al. Taylor & Francis, New York, NY.

Robinson, R.P. (2017) “AVID About College: A Look into AVID’s Governing Structure” in The Business of Education Networks of Power & Wealth in America by Spring et al. Routledge, New York, NY.

Honors and Awards

Open Access Publication Award, 2023

COVID Recovery Grant, 2023

Faculty Fellowship Publication Program 2022-23

BRESI Curriculum Grant, 2022-2023

Social Justice Teaching Fellowship, 2021-2022

Mellon Humanities in Action Grant, 2021

Early Research Initiative Archival Award in African American & African Diaspora Studies, 2017-2019

Lost & Found Archival Fellowship Grant--Center for the Humanities, 2018 & 2019

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2017 & 2018

Area of Expertise