Christopher Knaus, Ph.D.

Professor
Phone
253-692-4715
Office hours
by appointment - email me!
Campus Box
358435
Introduction

Dr. Christopher B. Knaus, the founding director of the Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership Program, currently serves as Professor of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma. As a race scholar, critical race theory practitioner, educator, and community advocate, Dr. Knaus conducts research and hands-on projects that examine the local and global impact of school systems and related policies on communities of color.

Dr. Knaus additionally works to foster urban educational leadership pathways, including developing teacher of color preparation and support programs in partnership with community-based organizations. At the core of community and systems transformation, Dr. Knaus centers critically conscious urban youth voice as a way to help educators create inclusive, challenging classrooms and schools that arm children to transform the immediate world they live into a world where addressing social inequalities becomes the purpose of education. Dr. Knaus served as a Fulbright Scholar to South Africa, where he maintains active research studies examining post-apartheid educational policy and practice. In addition to numerous articles and books about racism in education, Dr. Knaus has taught classes in high schools in Seattle, Oakland and Berkeley, CA.

Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2017

Knaus, C. B. (2017). Push Out: Racial Dynamics at a Turnaround School. Rethinking Schools, 31(2), 34-37.

2016

Knaus, C. B. (2016). “We Talk But We Don’t Say Shit”: Education and the Silencing of Voice. In T. Marsh & N. Croom (Eds.), Envisioning a Critical Race Praxis in K–12 Leadership Through Counter-Storytelling, 3–23. New York: Information Age Publishing.

2016

Knaus, C. B., & Brown, M. C, II (2016). Whiteness is the New South Africa: Qualitative Research on Post-Apartheid Racism. New York: Peter Lang. Available here

2016

Chetty, R., & Knaus, C. B. (2016). Why South Africa's Universities Are in the Grip of a Class Struggle. The Conversation, 1/13/2016: http://theconversation.com/why-south-africas-universities-are-in-the-gri...

2015

Marsh, T., & Knaus, C. B. (2015). Fostering Movements or Silencing Voices: Learning from Egypt and South Africa, Leading Against Racism. International Journal of Multicultural Education, Special Issue on Anti-Racist Leadership, 17(1), 188-210.
Available: http://ijme-journal.org/index.php/ijme/article/view/969/1039

2014

Knaus, C. B. (2014). What if We All Wore Hoodies? Educational Silencing of Black Male Voices. In V. E. Evans-Winters & M. C. Bethune (Eds.), (Re)Teaching Trayvon: Education for Racial Justice and Human Freedom, 163-186. Boston, MA: Sense Publishers. Available online: Sense Publishers.      

2014

Knaus, C. B. (2014). Seeing What They Want to See: Racism and Leadership Development in Urban Schools. The Urban Review, 46(3), 420-444. Available here.      

2013

Rogers-Ard, R., & Knaus, C. B. (2013). From Colonization to RESPECT: How Federal Education Policy Fails Children and Educators of Color. ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy: Vol. 3(1), 1-32. Available at: http://ecipublications.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1020&context=ijlsp

2013

Knaus, C. (2013). Developing Urban Youth Voice: A Framework for Culturally Responsive Classrooms. In R. Brock & G. S. Goodman (Eds.), School Sucks! Arguments for School Change in Urban Education, 9-42. New York: Peter Lang. (Reprinted from Knaus (2011). Shut Up and Listen: Teaching Writing that Counts in Urban Schools, available here and here).      

2013

Knaus, C. (2013). You Are the Ones Who Need to Hear Us: The Role of Youth Voice in a Democracy. In R. Brock & G. S. Goodman (Eds.), School Sucks! Arguments for School Change in Urban Education, 64-98. New York: Peter Lang. (Reprinted from Knaus (2011). Shut Up and Listen: Teaching Writing that Counts in Urban Schools, available here and here