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Sonia Janis

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice (Social Studies Education)

  • Professor-in-Residence, Professional Development School District

  • Assistant Director, Improving Teacher Quality

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Contact Information

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Office Location

604G Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Social Studies Education
  • Teaching and Learning in 6-12 Grade Public Schools

Research Interests

  • critical mixed race studies
  • curriculum theory
  • multi-racial/multi-cultural/cross-cultural experiences
  • curriculum in the U.S. South
  • professional development schools
  • clinically based teacher education

Programs of Study


Research Summary

Dr. Janis writes about the multi-race/multi-cultural/cross-cultural experience, critical race theory, curriculum in the U. S. South, educator narratives and education for social justice. She is currently using narratives that reveal the in-betweenness of her life as a multi-race person to problematize imbedded notions of race, gender, class, and power, which creates possibilities to capture the contradictions and paradoxes of behind the theory and practice of multicultural and multiracial education.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ed.D. Curriculum Studies, Multicultural Education Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia 2010
M.Ed. Educational Leadership Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia 2005
B.S.Ed. Secondary Social Studies Education - Political Science, Sociology, Broad Field Social Studies University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 2001