Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara, Ph.D.

Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

446 Ritter Hall
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Ritter Hall, College of Education
Philadelphia, PA 19122
phone/fax: (215) 204-8184 / (215) 204-2743
maia.cucchiara@temple.edu

Education
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (Education and Sociology)
  • M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
  • B.A., Carleton College
Areas of Professional Interest

sociology of education, education policy, urban education, families and schools, equity and access, qualitative research

Recent Scholarship

Books

Marketing Schools; Marketing CitiesCucchiara, Maia Bloomfield. (2013). Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities : Who Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities. University of Chicago Press. <http://www.myilibrary.com?ID=469702>.

Winner of the American Sociological Association's Pierre Bourdieu Award for the Best Book in the Sociology of Education (2014)

 

Selected Publications

Cucchiara, M. (10/15/13).  “Cities are trying to fix their schools by luring the middle class: It won’t work.” The Atlantic. [this should link to the article: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/10/cities-are-trying-to-fix-their-schools-by-luring-the-middle-class-it-wont-work/280390/]

Posey-Maddox, L., Kimelberg, S., and Cucchiara, M.  (in press). "Middle-Class Parents and Urban Public Schools: Current Research and Future Directions." Sociology Compass.

Cucchiara, M., and Horvat, E. (in press). “Choosing selves: The salience of parental identity in the school choice process.”  Journal of Education Policy.

Cucchiara, M.  (2013).  “’Are we doing damage?’  Choosing an urban public school in an era of parental anxiety.”  Anthropology and Education Quarterly.

Cucchiara, M., Gold, E., and Simon, E.  (2011) “Contracts, choice, and customer service:  Marketization and public engagement in education.”  Teachers College Record, 113 (11).

Cucchiara, M. and Horvat, E.  (2009).  “Perils and promises:  Middle-class parental involvement in urban public schools.”  American Educational Research Journal, 46 (4):  974-1004.

Conference Presentations

Cucchiara, M., E. Cassar, M. Clark, G. McCartney, and T. Saintine (2016).

“Opportunities lost: Disconnections between parenting education programs and mothers’ experiences with poverty. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the
American Educational Research Association in Washington, DC, April 2016.
 
Cucchiara, M., E. Cassar, M. Clark, G. McCartney, and T. Saintine (2016). “Individual solutions to structural problems: The case of parenting education.
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society in
Boston, MA, March 2016.
 
Cucchiara, M. (2014). “’Sometimes you have to pop them!’ Conflicting views of violence in a parenting education class.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of
the American Educational Research Association in Philadelphia, PA, May 2014.
 
Cucchiara, M. (2014). “Selective investment in Philadelphia’s schools.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Philadelphia, PA, May 2014.
 
Cucchiara, M. (2014). “’Sometimes you have to pop them!’ Habitus and conflicting views of violence in a parenting education class. Paper presented at
the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society in Baltimore, MD, February 2014.
 
Horvat, E., Cucchiara, M., and Rooney, E. (2013). “Illuminating the black box of charter school practice: How does one successful charter school achieve its
outcomes?” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco, CA, April 2013. (Written with a g