About Christina Bosch

As a publicly-engaged scholar and a product of numerous types of formal and informal education systems, I seek to understand analyses of and personal experiences related to the school-prison nexus in order to advance a radically inclusive education system. As an assistant professor of special education at the California State University at Fresno -- a primary trainer of teachers in the state -- I am currently interested in how teacher education supports cultural competency (to achieve disability, racial, gender, and economic justice) and asset-based approaches in the classroom, so that youth can learn in nurturing communities where adults are cool with each other, everyone can come to feel creative/intellectual freedom, and all cultivate a deep love of ecological and human diversity. On the New Books Network, I hope to disseminate books that deal with these issues from a systems-change perspective, so that good ideas can hybridize across egoic, geographic, cultural, and linguistic borders.

Christina Anderson Bosch is faculty at the California State University, Fresno. She is curious about + committed to public, inclusive education in pluralistic societies where critical perspectives on questions of social and ecological justice are valued enough to enact material dignity and metaphysical wellbeing on massive scales.

NBN Episodes hosted by Christina:

Frederic Fovet, "Handbook of Research on Applying Universal Design for Learning Across Disciplines (IGI Global, 2021)

February 21, 2022

Handbook of Research on Applying Universal Design for Learning Across Disciplines

Frederic Fovet
Hosted by Christina Bosch

Universal design for learning (UDL) has been hailed for over a decade as a revolutionary lens that allows campuses to shift their efforts to create in…

Jan Nisbet and Nancy Weiss, "Pain and Shock in America: Politics, Advocacy, and the Controversial Treatment of People with Disabilities" (Brandeis UP, 2021)

December 2, 2021

Pain and Shock in America

Jan Nisbet and Nancy Weiss
Hosted by Christina Bosch

Amid a string of fall 2021 news reports about past-due exonerations and (white) self-defense that document the limits of racial justice within the U.S…

Michelle R. Nario-Redmond, "Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice" (John Wiley and Sons, 2019)

November 22, 2021


Michelle R. Nario-Redmond
Hosted by Christina Bosch

Of the dozens of juicy questions for future inquiry that Dr. Michelle Nario-Redmond provides at the end of Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Dis…

Stanley S. Litow and Tina Kelley, "Breaking Barriers: How P-Tech Schools Create a Pathway from High School to College to Career" (Teachers College Press, 2021)

September 27, 2021

Breaking Barriers

Stanley S. Litow and Tina Kelley
Hosted by Christina Bosch

What is the purpose of education? Folks outside the field are likely to think of a relatively clear or concrete answer—learning, citizenship, preparat…

Anna Stenning et al., "Neurodiversity Studies: A New Critical Paradigm" (Routledge, 2020)

July 21, 2021

Neurodiversity Studies

Anna Stenning, Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist and Nick Chown
Hosted by Christina Bosch

Since the term was popularized in the 1960s, a “paradigm shift” seems second in difficulty only to the primary task of identifying one to begin with. …

Jamila Lyiscott, "Black Appetite. White Food. Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom" (Routledge, 2019)

June 10, 2021

Black Appetite. White Food.

Jamila Lyiscott
Hosted by Christina Bosch

One year to the day after George Flloyd’s murder, Dr. Jamila Lyiscott discusses her book on racial justice in education: Black Appetite. White Food. I…

Andratesha Fritzgerald, "Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning" (Cast, 2020)

January 27, 2021

Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning

Andratesha Fritzgerald
Hosted by Christina Bosch

In the wake of 2020’s movements for Black Lives and exposed racial disparities in working-class deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, educational insti…