Christine Nganga

Christine Nganga
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
(757) 269-2229

Dr. Nganga's research interests include narrative inquiry, inclusive leadership practice with a social justice focus and mentoring theory and practice. She is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Research in Teacher Education Award by the Association of Teacher Educators.

Dr. Nganga holds her masters in school administration and doctorate in educational leadership from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Prior to joining GW, she was an Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University and has held appointments as a high school and middle school teacher in Kenya.

Publications

Beck, M., & Nganga, C. W. (2016). Narratives of foreign-born international teachers: Implications for dialogic leadership for social justice. Education Leadership Review, 16(3), 58-71.

Thorsos, N., Johnannessen, G., Beck, M., & Nganga, C. (2016). Synergy, care, and constructive chaos: Understanding the dynamics of an international co-mentoring network. In G. Guzman-Johnannessen (Ed.), Mentoring outside politics, policies, and practices in institutions of higher education. New York, NY: Springer.

Douglas T. M. O., & Nganga, C. W. (2015). What’s radical love got to do with it: Navigating identity, pedagogy, and positionality in pre-service education. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, 6(1), 58-82.

Stremmel, A. J., Burns, J., Nganga, C. W., & Bertolini, K. (2015). Countering the essentialized discourse of teacher education. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 36(2), 156-174.

Douglas, T. M. O., & Nganga, C. W. (2015). Radical loving, radical leading: Negotiating complex identities, positionalities and pedagogies in social justice work. In A. Osanloo & C. Boske (Eds.), Living the Work: Promoting social justice and equity work in schools around the world. World (Advances in Educational Administration, Volume 23) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 23, 59-85.

Cooper, C. W., Douglas, T. M. O., & Nganga, C. W. (2013). Starting with African American success: A strengths-based approach to transformative educational leadership. In L. C. Tillman & J. J. Scheurich (Eds.), Handbook of research on educational leadership for diversity and equity (pp. 11-33). Routledge.

Nganga, C. W. (2013). Teaching for social justice through embracing identity tensions. In P. G. Boyer & J. D. Davis (Eds.), Social justice and racism in the college classroom: Perspectives from different voices (pp. 13-32). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Nganga, C. W. (2013). Identities in transition: Perspectives from ELL international teachers. In C. M. Wilson & S. D. Horsford (Eds.), Bridging cultural divides: How educators advance equity and achievement in America’s diverse schools (pp.123-139). Routledge.

In the News

Dr. Christine Nganga presented at the Research on Women and Education conference in Salt Lake City. Dr. Nganga was part of a symposium entitled The Fiery Melting Pot: Immigrant Women and Girls in Pursuit of Social Justice.The panelists addressed positionality, resiliency, advocacy and issues of intersectionality among immigrant women and girls amidst immigration policies and practices. Dr. Nganga also presented a paper entitled Centering Spirituality in Teaching, Learning and Research.