Peter McLaren is Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, where he is Co-Director of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice. He is also Emeritus Professor of Urban Education, University of California, Los Angeles, and Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership, Miami University of Ohio. He is also Honorary Director of Center for Critical Studies in Education in Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China.
He is the author and editor of over forty-five books and hundreds of scholarly articles and chapters. His writings have been translated into over 20 languages.
McLaren is known as one of the leading architects of critical pedagogy and for his scholarly writings on critical literacy, the sociology of education, cultural studies, critical ethnography, and Marxist theory. He has developed a reputation for his uncompromising political analysis influenced by a Marxist humanist philosophy and a unique literary style of expression. He has worked with Abahlali baseMjondolo, in South Africa; the landless workers’ movement, Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra – MST, in Brasil, the Zapatistas in Mexico, and members of the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela.
Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies
Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project
College of Educational Studies, Chapman University
Ambassador of Critical Thinking in Latin America [Embajador del Pensamiento Critico en American Latina], El Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades de la Universidad de Guadalajara
Chair Professor and Honorary Director of the Center for Critical Studies in Education, Northeast Normal University, China
Honorary Professor, Changchun Normal University, China
Guest Professor, Zhejiang Normal University, China
Visiting Honorary Professor, La Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo
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
Division of Urban Schooling, GSEIS,
The University of California, Los Angeles
Presidente Honorario y Fundador del
Instituto McLaren de Pedagogia Critica y Educacion Popular
Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
Editor, North America, The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies
Associate Editor, Knowledge Cultures
Co-Editor, Book Series, Mike Peters and Peter McLaren, Education and Struggle, Peter Lang Publishers
Executive Committee, National Board, Save Our Schools, http://saveourschoolsmarch.org/about/our-board/
Honorary Global Ambassador of Critical Pedagogy and Global Ethics.
Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación. Universidad Autónoma "Benito Juárez" de Oaxaca. Oaxaca, México, 2014.
Compañero y Asesor Honorario de la Pedagogía Crítica de la Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México.
Compañero y amigo solidario de los profesores de Córdoba en la lucha conjunta por la justicia social.
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Outstanding Educator of America Award for 2013, The Association of Educators of Latin America and the Caribbean.