2014 How real is race? A sourcebook on race, culture, and biology, 2nd Edition (with C. Mukhopadhyay and Y. Moses). Lanham, MD: Alta Mira Press.
2009 The power of talk: How words change our lives. Thousands Oaks, CA: Corwin Press (with Felecia Briscoe and Gilberto Arriaza).
2002 Leading for diversity: How school leaders promote positive interethnic relations . Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. (with Katz, Norte, Sather, and Walker)
1992 Informal Teaching and Learning: A Study of Everyday Cognition in a Greek Community. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
1981 Basic Medical Practice: Cases and Contexts (a course of study in English for professionals). (with John Dennis). International Communication Agency: Washington D.C.
Articles in refereed journals
2014 English for what? Rural Nicaraguan teachers' local responses to national language policy. (with Fabio Coelho). Language Policy.
2006 Language and reforming schools: A case for a critical approach to language in educational leadership. (with G. Arriaza). International Journal of Leadership in Education, 9(2): 157-177.
2005 Metaphors of diversity, intergroup relations, and equity in the discourse of school leaders. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 4(4): 243-267.
2005 Little sisters: An exploration of agency, cultural borderlands, and institutional constraints in the lives of two teenage girls. Social Justice, 32(3): 41-55.
2001 Segregated classrooms, integrated intent: How one school responded to the challenge of developing positive interethnic relations. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk. Volume 6(1): 133-156.
2001 About the Leading for Diversity Research Project. Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 68 (4): 461-464.
2001 Curricular approaches to developing positive interethnic relations. Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 68 (4): 529-549.
2000 Rethinking the concept of racial or ethnic conflict in schools. (with Anne Katz and Edmundo Norte). Race, Ethnicity, and Education, 3(2): 195-206.
1998 Dancing with the monster: Teachers discuss racism, power, and privilege. (with Tamara Lucas and Beverly Scott). Urban Review 30 (3): 187-210.
1998 Applying ethnographic perspectives to issues in cross cultural pragmatics. (with Kathryn Davis). Journal of Pragmatics 30 (4): 399-419.
1993 Shaping instruction to promote the success of language minority students: An analysis of four high school classes. (with Tamara Lucas). Peabody Journal of Education, 69 (1).
1993 To walk in two worlds - or more? Challenging a common metaphor of Native education. (with Lauren Vanett). Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 24 (2).
1992 What is the relationship between workplace literacy and content-based instruction? (with Anne Katz). CATESOL Journal 5 (1).
1990 Promoting the success of Latino LEP students: An exploratory study of six high schools. (with T. Lucas and R. Donato). Harvard Educational Review: August, 1990.
Special Issues of Journals
2001 Guest Editor: Special focus: Leading for diversity. Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 68 (4). Authored one peer reviewed article and an introduction to the special issue, and edited six articles.
1999 Guest Co-Editor: Authenticity and Identity: Lessons from Indigenous Language Education. Theme issue of Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Vol. 30 (1). Co-authored one introductory article, edited seven articles.
Chapters in edited books
2013 English learning without English teachers? The rights and access of rural secondary students in Nicaragua (with Fabio Coelho). In V. Ramanathan, Ed., Language policy, pedagogic practices: Rights, access, citizenship. Multilingual Matters.
2012 Transformative leaders and urban education (with G. Arriaza). In Goodyear, Rod et. al, eds, Urban education: A model for leadership and policy. Routledge.
2008 Naming the racial hierarchies that arise during school reform. In M. Pollock, Ed., Everyday Antiracism: Getting real about race in school, pp. 262-266. New York: The New Press.
2005 Veronica's story: Reflections on the limitations of "support systems". In L. Pease-Alvarez and S. Schecter, Eds., Learning, Teaching, and Community. Pp. 257-276. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
1992 "Literacy in rural Greece: From family to individual." In F. Dubin and N. Kuhlman, Eds., Cross Cultural Literacy. Prentiss Hall: 47-62.
2000 Review article of Jerry Lipka, Gerald Mohatt, and the Ciulistet Group, 1998. Transforming the Culture of Schools: Yup'ik Eskimo Examples. In Anthropology and Education Quarterly 31(3).
1998 "Are we doing multicultural education yet?" Review article of Timothy's Reagan's Non-Western Educational Traditions (1996). American Journal of Psychology 111 (3): 457-463.
1995 "Guides for the novice qualitative researcher" (A review article of three books on qualitative research). TESOL Quarterly, 29 (3).
1986 Review article of Deborah Tannen (ed), 1984. Coherence in Spoken and Written Discourse. In Language in Society 15 (3):404-407.
2003 "How real is race? Using anthropology to make sense of human diversity." Phi Delta Kappan, May 2003. (with C. Mukhopadhyay).
2002 "What can ESL teachers do to improve ethnic relations in their classrooms and beyond?" CATESOL News, 34 (3): 24-25.
2001 "Building relationships." Journal of Staff Development. Vol. 22(2): 28-31. (with Susan Sather).
2000 "A required curriculum for respect." Principal Leadership (a publication of the National Association of Secondary School Principals), Dec. 2000: 14-19.
1981 "The foreign language requirement: A suggestion to enhance its educational role in teacher training." (with Joan Rubin). TESOL Newsletter, Feb.81.
1992 "Successful secondary schools for language minority students." (with T. Lucas). BEO Outreach (a news magazine from the California Bilingual Education Office), 3 (2).
2013 Just a piece of cloth. Video documentary about Muslim women in the Bay Area, directed by Rosemary Henze. Fiscal sponsorship by the San Francisco Film Society. www.justapieceofcloth.com
2008 Blower. A video documentary about the use of leaf blowers. Directed and produced by Rosemary Henze.
2003 Leading for diversity: Video. (directed by R. Henze, produced and edited by Bob Gliner).
2001 Leading for diversity: How school leaders can improve interethnic relations. CREDE Educational Practice Report #7. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.
1999 Personalizing culture through anthropological and educational perspectives (with Mary Hauser). CREDE Educational Practice Report #4. Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics.
2008 Inclusive Excellence Survey Results. July 22, 2008. Produced for the College of Humanities and the Arts, San Jose State University.
2006 Responding to Student Writing at San José State University: A Professional Learning Project. Final Report. April 7, 2006. Available at http://www.sjsu.edu/cfd/resources/instructional/studentwriting/index.shtml
2001 Schoolwide Action Plan for the Years 2001-2003, Junipero Serra Elementary School. Prepared for the Immediate Intervention for Underperforming Schools Program, San Francisco Unified School District.
1999 Leading for Diversity: A Study of How School Leaders Achieve Racial and Ethnic Harmony. Final Cross-Case Report. Prepared for the U.S. Department of Education.
1994 Innovative Research and Development Project: Multimedia U.S. History curriculum for English Language Learners. Final Research and Evaluation Report. (with Genevieve Lau and Sofia Aburto). Prepared for the Educational Technology Unit, California State Department of Education.
1992 Organizational and Cultural Changes: The Impact of the HERALD Project, 1991-1992. Evaluation Report. Prepared for The San Francisco Unified School District.
1990 An Exploratory Study of the Effectiveness of the Lower Kuskokwim School District's Bilingual Program. Final Evaluation Report. (with Kate Regan, Lauren Vanett, and Michael Power). Prepared for the Lower Kuskokwim School District, Alaska.
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES
2014 From policy and disempowerment to locally meaningful practice: Rural Nicaraguan teachers engage the English requirement (with Katherine Masters). Presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Portland Oregon, March 22, 2014.
2013 Just a piece of cloth (documentary film presentation and discussion). International Conference on the Study of Islamophobia. UC Berkeley, April 19, 2013.
2011 Global flows, sedimentation, and English language teaching in Nicaragua (with Fabio Coelho). Presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, Nov. 17, 2011.
2010 What does "culturally responsive pedagogy" mean in a rural EFL context? Presented at CATESOL, Santa Clara CA, April 23. (with Fabio Coelho and Katie Masters).
2009 Transformative discourses: Five leaders in context. International Society for Language Studies. Orlando, Florida, June 11.
2009 The power of talk (book presentation). CSU East Bay, April 16, 2009. (with Gilberto Arriaza).
2009 Critical discourse analysis, leadership, and institutions of learning. César Chávez Conference, CSU Fresno. March 21, 2009 (with Gilberto Arriaza).
2008 How real is race? (book presentation). University Scholars Series, San José State University. October 28, 2009. (with Carol Mukhopadhyay).
2006 Responding to student writing: A faculty learning project. Presented at CATESOL, April 8, San Francisco.
2004 Using ethnography to help students develop communicative competence. Facilitated discussion, TESOL. Long Beach, CA: April 2, 2004.
2003 "Metaphors of equity in the discourses of school leaders". Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Nov. 21, 2003.
2003 "Commentary: Educating youth and transferring the anthropologist's tools". Presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual meeting, Portland, OR. March 19, 2003.
2002 "Discourses of equity and ethnic relations among school leaders". Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Nov. 23, 2002.
2002 Commentary on "Language planning as process: Negotiating educational policies and practices in Hawai'i". Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City. April 2, 2002.
2002 Panelist, invited session: "Challenges and opportunities in the ESL classroom: Addressing the 'isms'". CATESOL, San Francisco, CA. March 16, 2002.
2001 "Being with Veronica: Reflections on inequality in a mentoring relationship." Paper presented as part of an invited session on "Framing, defining, and analyzing U.S. inequality: dilemmas and innovations." American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Nov. 30, 2001.
2000 "Anthropology in schools about schools, for schools." Executive Policy Session, American Anthropological Association. Nov. 2000: San Francisco, CA.
1997 "Leading for diversity: Emerging themes in a study of how school leaders address ethnic conflict." Presented at AERA, Chicago IL.
1996 "The Official English question: A comparative perspective on language planning and policy." CATESOL Featured Speakers Panel.
1995-96 Symposium organizer and presenter, "Identity and authenticity in indigenous language revitalization." American Anthropological Association, Washington D.C. and San Francisco, CA.
1994 "'Pushing the envelope' on technology in schools." Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
1994 Symposium organizer, "Everyday learning at home and in the community: Lessons from Chinese, Greek, and Latino families." Presented paper on "Play and reality: Lessons from a Greek community." AERA, New Orleans, LA.
1992 "The snow is the desk and the knife is the pencil: Changing roles of literacy among Yup'ik Eskimos of Southwestern Alaska." Paper presented at TESOL, Vancouver B.C.
1991 "Everybody wanted more of everything: The role of audience in educational evaluation." Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
1990 "Questions of Yup'ik cultural identity: The school as an ambivalent mediator." Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans.
1989 "Playing school: Interpretations of schooling in the games of Greek children." Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
1989 "Educational equity for Latino secondary students: What's working?" Presented at AMAE, NABE, CATESOL, TESOL, and CABE.
1987 "Analyzing informal teaching and learning: The use of video recordings." Paper presented at the 4th Stanford University School of Education Forum for Research on Language Issues.
1985 "A re-examination of misunderstanding." Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America Summer Meeting, Georgetown University.