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Professor, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

John Raible (EdD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst) teaches courses on multicultural education and family diversity. The goals of his research agenda are to investigate the links between various identities and relationships that transcend lines of difference, to forward research-based multicultural education practices, and to strengthen interracial and cross-cultural alliances and relationships within and between diverse families, schools, and communities. He has gained experience tackling the problems of multiculturalism in public schools while he taught in the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, in Compton, California, and in Ithaca, New York. He has presented at numerous conferences for adoptive parents, social workers, educators, researchers, and others across North America. Dr. Raible has also appeared in the award-winning films Struggle for Identity: Issues in Transracial Adoption and A Conversation 10 Years Later. Raible's recent publications include "Real brothers, real sisters: Lessons from the non-adopted white siblings of transracial adoptees" in the Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 2008, vol. 17, issues 1 & 2, "Transracialized selves and the emergence of post-white teacher identities" in Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2007, vol. 10 Issue 2 (co-authored with J. Irizarry), and "Lifelong impact, enduring need" in Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, 2006, South End Press.