Peter McLaren
New address:
College of Educational Studies
Reeves Hall 205
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

Peter McLaren

Professor Emeritus


  • Ph.D., Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  • Teaching Credential, Toronto Teachers College, Canada
  • B.Ed, University of Toronto, Canada
  • M.Ed, Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada
  • B.A., University of Waterloo, Canada (Faculty of Arts, Elizabethan Drama)

Awards, Honors, Fellowships

  • 2013 Outstanding Educator in America Award from the Association of Educators in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Distinguished Fellow in Critical Studies in Education, School of Critical Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce
  • Fellow of the American Educational Research Association
  • Distinguished Fellow in Critical Studies, Chapman University
  • The Central New York Peace Studies Consortium Lifetime Achievement Award in Peace Studies
  • First Annual Social Justice and Upstander Ethics in Education Award presented by the Department of Education, Antioch University, Los Angeles.
  • Ana Kristine Pearson Award in Equity in Education and Economy presented by The Center of Education and Work, the University of Toronto.
  • International Award in Critical Pedagogy, Ministry of Education, Venezuela
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed, Inc. and Miami University of Ohio.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award. Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Award of Honor in Critical Pedagogy.¬† Department of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, Ankara University, Turkey.
  • Honorary Director, Center for Critical Pedagogy Research, Northeast Normal University, Changchun China.
  • Division B Outstanding Book Recognition Award by the American Education Research Association 2016.
  • Society of Professors of Education Book Award, 2016.
  • 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Critical Media Literacy presented by the Critical Media Literacy Conference at Georgia Southern University in Savannah, GA
  • 2017 Educational Research Association (AERA) ¬†Division B Lifetime Achievement Award

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Critical pedagogy
  • Critical ethnography
  • Political sociology of education
  • Critical theory
  • Marxist theory
  • Evolutionary social movements
  • Critical race theory
  • Social justice education