Rachel Radina

A photo of Rachel Radina.

Assistant Professor

Leadership and Counseling

304Q John W. Porter Building


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Cultural Studies with certificates in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Family, School, Community Connections, Miami University
  • M.S. Family Studies, Miami University
  • B.A. Business Administration/Marketing, Wilmington College


Rachel Radina, Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor of K-12 Educational Leadership in the College of Education at Eastern Michigan  university. She has worked in communities and schools for the past fourteen years and is committed to anti-racist work in solidarity with students, teachers and community partners. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a focus on Curriculum and Cultural  studies from the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2015. During her time as a faculty member at  Miami University she taught classes designed to help students understand systems of power, privilege and oppression and to understand their role in working towards positive social change. Equity diversity, and inclusion are at the core of her curriculum, pedagogy, research and  scholarship. Dr. Radina has experience creating experiential, community-based educational opportunities and projects that are mutually beneficial for students and community partners.

Interests and Expertise

  • Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR)
  • Anti-Oppressive Teacher Preparation
  • Community-Based Education and Leadership
  • Action Research in K-12 and Higher Education


  • EDLD 513 Community Education & Community Relations
  • EDLD 509A Educational Leadership in a Pluralistic Society

Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications
  • Radina, R. & Schwartz, T. (2019). Radical Love as Resistance: Youth Participatory Action Research for Transformation. Sentia Publishing.
Peer-reviewed publications
  • Wronowski, M.L., Aronson, B., Reyes, G., Radina, R., Batchelor, K., Rothrock, R., & Rind, G. (2022). Moving towards a comprehensive program of critical social justice teacher education: A QuantCrit analysis of preservice teachers’ perceptions of social justice education. The Teacher Educator.
  • Radina, R. (2022). bell hooks: Radical love personified. Currere Exchange Journal.
  • Radina R., Webb, M., & Ross, G. (2022). A tool for becoming: Intersecting Currere & Theatre of the Oppressed. Currere Exchange Journal.
  • Reyes, G., Aronson, B, Batchelor, K. E., Ross, G., & Radina, R. (2021). Working in Solidarity: An Intersectional Self-Study Methodology as a Means to Inform Social Justice Teacher Education. Action in Teacher Education.
  • Aronson, B., Johnson, A., Kelly, M., Radina, R., Reyes, G., Banda, R., Sander, S., Wronowski, M. (2020). The Social Justice Teaching Collaborative: A Collective Turn Towards Critical Teacher Education. Journal of Curriculum Studies Research.
  • Reyes, G., Radina, R. & Aronson, B. (2018). Teaching Against the Grain as an Act of Love: Disrupting White Eurocentric Masculinist Framework Within Teacher Education. Urban Review, 50 (5), 818-835.
  • Radina, R., Schwartz, T., Ross, G., Aronson, B., Albright-Willis, J., Wallace, M., & Norval, B. (2018).  A Space for us too:  Youth Participatory Action Research as a means for liberation in school-community-university partnerships. School-University Partnerships, 11 (4), 122-139.
  • Radina, R. (2018).  Resistance as an act of love: Remember your roots. Currere Exchange Journal, 2 (1), 53-58.
Selected Presentations
  • October 2022, Radina, R., Ross G. & Webb, M. 12th International Conference on Education and Justice, (Virtual) “Arts Based Activism to Build Community & Raise Critical Consciousness”
  • October 2022 Poetter, T, S., Radina, R. (additional authors)Journal of Curriculum Theorizing Annual Conference, Dayton, OH “The end of the road”? Where we’ve been. What’s next”
  • October 2022, Radina, R., Ross, G., & Webb, M. Curriculum & Pedagogy, State College, PA “Using Currere & Theatre of the Oppressed to Interrupt Racism”
  • October 2022, Radina, R. & Webb, M. Mid-western Educational Research Association (MWERA), Cincinnati, OH “Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR): Youth Pushing for Change in their Schools & Communities”
  • November 2021, Radina, R. National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER), Cincinnati, OH “Radical Love as Resistance: Youth Participatory Action Research for Transformation”
  • April 2020, Radina, R., Jenkins, M, Aronson, B. & Brown, D. American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA “Racial Equity & Diversity Curriculum: Grassroots Collectives for Social Justice”
  • November 2019, Aronson, B., Reyes, G., Batchelor, K. E., Ross, G., & Radina, R. The American Educational Studies Association (AESA), Baltimore, MD “How Critical Community Building Amongst Colleagues Builds Solidarity”
  • November, 2019, Schwartz, T., Radina, R., Arens, J., Jenkins, & M., Delaney, M. 9th International Conference on Education and Social Justice, Honolulu, Hawai'i “Community-University Partnerships in the Pursuit of Justice & Equity”


  • American Educational Research Association (AERA) – member
  • Mid-western Educational Research Association (MWERA) – member
  • Curriculum & Pedagogy (C&P) – member
  • American Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) – member & YPAR committee
  • Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conference (PTO) – Board Member