Laura Kaplan

Laura Kaplan

Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Education
School of Education New York


Faculty Bio

Laura Kaplan completed her doctorate in the Urban Education Program at the CUNY Graduate Center in September 2018. She is the recipient of the 2015 AERA Jean Anyon Award.

Awards and Honors

  • 2018, Hostos Community College Unsung Hero Award
  • 2017, Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR)-Mellon Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2016, ARC Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies
  • 2015, Presidential Research Fund Grant
  • 2015, The Jean Anyon Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper The Grassroots Community and Youth Organizing for Education Reform Special Interest Group. American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • 2014, CUNY Graduate Center-Humboldt University Summer School Fellowship
  • 2013, CUNY Graduate Center Graduate Teaching Fellowship


BA, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

MA, New York University, New York, NY
Latin American and Caribbean Studies

PhD, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY, 2018
Urban Education

MA, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY, 2014
Urban Education

MA, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY, 2002
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

History of Bilingual Education in New York State, Translanguaging in the ENL Classroom, Grassroots Educational Activism, Critically Compassionate Pedagogy for Latinx Youth

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ED 551: Foundation of Bilingual Edu
ED 556: Curriculum Mthd & Assessment I
ED 558: Practicum in Bilingual Edctn
ED 559: Student Tchng/Practica TESOL
EDG 601: Social Foundations
EDG 609: Lang, Ltrcy, and Glbl Prspctvs
TCH 310: Emergent and Early Literacy
TCH 351: Foundations of Bilingual Edu
TCH 452: Language Acqstn & Englsh Lrng
TCH 452: Undrstndng Lngg, Cltr, & Edctn
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty

Publications and Presentations


Social Imagination Amid Neoliberal Times Debbie Sonu, Ed. D. Hunter College \& The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Kaplan, L.

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