Dr. Joseph Kahne

Joseph Kahne (he/him/his) is the Ted and Jo Dutton Presidential Professor for Education Policy and Politics and Co-Director of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) at the University of California, Riverside. Professor Kahne's research focuses on the influence of school practices and digital media on youth civic and political development. Currently, CERG, teamed with John Rogers from UCLA, is partnering with Chicago, Riverside, and Salinas on district-wide reform efforts to Leverage Equity and Access to Democratic Education (LEADE). Kahne is also engaged in longitudinal studies that examine impact and equity in relation to civic and media literacy learning opportunities and outcomes. Related work focuses on youth voice, youth voting, and on the impact of teachers’ attention to students’ lived experiences. With Erica Hodgin and Leah Buesso, he also has created Educating-4-Democracy, a website with teacher resources and videos. Professor Kahne was Chair of the MacArthur Foundation’s Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network. Kahne was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship and of the National Academy of Education’s Initiative on Civic Discourse and Reasoning. He can be reached at jkahne@ucr.edu and his work is available at http://www.civicsurvey.org/