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Tanetha Jamay Grosland

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of South Florida
Chapter Member: Central Florida SSN
Areas of Expertise:
  • Education
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Public Health

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About Tanetha

Grosland's research focuses on policy responses, and specifically on pedagogical and emotional responses and the implications for policy. Overarching themes in Grosland's writings include educational leadership, politics, and urban education. Grosland is interested in what it means to experience, not just policy itself, but rather what urban educators consider important social policy. Grosland served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cases in Education Leadership and now is an Editorial Board member for several journals (Race, Ethnicity, and Education; and Florida Journal of Educational Research). Grosland is also active in the University of South Florida's College of Education Diversity Committee.

Contributions

Publications

"Desegregation Policy as Cultural Routine: A Critical Examination of the Minnesota Desegregation Rule" (with Sharon I. Radd and Amanda G. Steepleton). Journal of Education Policy (2019).

Examines the Minnesota Desegregation Rule as a cultural artifact of race-related policy in US public education. Reveals nuances, contradictions, and patterns of power and privilege that serve as masked but powerful cultural signifiers. Finds that while legal and policy remedies are positioned as a means to reduce social and structural inequality, the Rule emphasizes bureaucracy and procedure and de-emphasizes student equity and racially equitable practices. Finds the Rule relies on and perpetuates cultural routines that prescribe technical fixes to address deep structural, systemic, social, and institutionalized forms of racism.

"Desirablizing Whiteness: A Discursive Practice in Social Justice Leadership That Entrenches White Supremacy" (with Sharon I. Radd). Urban Education 54, no. 5 (June 2019): 656-676.

Addresses the emotional aspects of policy response and provides suggestions to school leaders and scholars.

"Desegregation Policy as Social Justice Leadership?: The Case for Critical Consciousness and Racial Literacy" (with Sharon I. Radd). Educational Policy 32, no. 3 (2018): 395-422.

Disseminates of an investigation of the Minnesota Desegregation Rule and provides suggestions for policy designed to address racial inequity.

"Through Laughter and through Tears: Emotional Narratives to Antiracist Pedagogy" Race Ethnicity and Education 22, no. 3 (2019): 301-318.

Disseminates an investigation on the classroom emotional responses to a higher education curriculum as a policy response. Includes suggestions, including a call to include emotions an aspect of education practices.