Ph.D. in Social Justice Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2021
Ed.M. in Learning and Teaching, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2016
M.A. in African American and African Studies, The Ohio State University, 2012
B.A. in African American Studies and Psychology, Ohio University, 2009
Social Justice Education
Youth Participatory Action Research
Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
Qualitative and Postqualitative Research Methodologies
Thomas Albright is an Assistant Research Professor at Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Middle and Secondary Education. Albright’s scholarly research is steeped in Black studies, ethnic studies, critical whiteness studies, youth participatory action research, posthumanism, post qualitative, critical qualitative methodologies, social justice education and the history of education.
Albright’s research at Georgia State is focused on a university, community and school-based teacher residency to explore structures that support racial justice in teacher education. Other lines of inquiry focus on schooling, resistance and school-university-community entanglements. Current studies include exploring youth inquiry as a form of resistance to schooling, a posthumanism accounting of schooling and examining issues of racial and social justice within teacher education.
Albright, T., Behm Cross, S., & Davis, C. (2023). “A teacher residency’s ecologies of support: Insulating against moral injury, exploitation, and pushout.” The New Educator, 19(3), 215-237.
Albright, T. (2023). “Youth participatory action research: Schooling, learning, and entangled lines of flight. Educational Action Research.” doi.org/10.1080/09650792.2023.2197610
Albright, T. (2023). “A teacher residency’s entanglement with time: ‘We always say we will get to it, but we never do.’” Educational Philosophy and Theory. doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2023.2183119
Albright, T. (2023). “’There just isn’t enough of me’: The cost of moral injury for one teacher of color.” The Educational Forum. doi.org/10.1080/00131725.2023.2173345
Albright, T. (2022). “Youth participatory action research in school: A posthumanist account of participation and mattering.” Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry, 14(1), 88-100.
Albright T., & Jocson, K. (2021). “Theorizing with assemblage: Text and context in youth studies.” In C. Matias (Ed.), Critical Theoretical Research Methods in Education. New York: Routledge.
Jocson, K., Dixon-Román, E., & Albright, T. (2020). “The changing terrains of research in a time of pandemic,” Equity & Excellence in Education, 53(1-2), 1-6.
Jocson, K., Dixon-Román, E., Arce, J., Jean-Denis Smith, A., & Albright, T. (2020). “To Nestle the Ephemeral,” Equity & Excellence in Education, 51(4). 431-433.
Albright, T., Jeffries, J., & Goecke. M. (2013). “A ruckus on High Street: The birth of Black Studies at The Ohio State University.” Journal of Race and Policy, 1, 23-51.