Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara, Ph.D.

Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Urban Education
Teaching & Learning

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. (Sociology and Education), University of Pennsylvania;
  • M.A. (Elementary Education) Teachers College, Columbia University;
  • B.A. (History) 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. Retrieved 17 March 2014, from <http://www.myilibrary.com?ID=469702>

 

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.