Joseph L. Boselovic

PhD Candidate in Sociology (starting Fall 2018), Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Expertise:
  • Social Movements
  • K-12 Education
  • School Reform
  • Children & Families

About Joseph

Boselovic’s work is based around understanding the contexts of education and the relationship of education reform to social change, with a particular focus on New Orleans. With experience as a researcher, administrator, and teacher, his work and research is also focused on developing academic-community partnerships and analyzing the dynamics of community and family engagement in K-12 schooling.




Only in New Orleans: School Choice and Equity Post-Hurricane Katrina (with Luis Mirón and Brian R. Beabout) (Sense Publishers, 2015).
An edited volume of research articles, essays, and journalistic accounts of education reform in New Orleans ten years after Hurricane Katrina.
"Community Engagement as a Central Activity in New Charter Schools" (with Brian R. Beabout), in The Power of Community Engagement for Educational Change, edited by Michael P. Evans and Diane Hiatt-Michael (Information Age Publishing, 2015).
Focuses on the process of creating two urban charter schools in New Orleans prioritizing community engagement. Particular opportunities and challenges afforded by these experiences highlight the need to successfully integrate personal and community needs, develop sustainable leadership capacity, and build interpersonal trust within the individuals and communities brought together by such efforts.

In the News

Joseph L. Boselovic quoted on homeschooling in Maria Clark, "Homeschool Startups Emerge as Classroom Alternatives" New Orleans CityBusiness, April 28, 2015.
Joseph L. Boselovic quoted on education reform and racial inequality in George Joseph, "Black Lives Matter - At School, Too" The Nation, January 19, 2015.
"Narrow View of Student Achievement is Hurting Children ," Joseph L. Boselovic (with Luis Mirón), The New Orleans Advocate, August 17, 2015.