Profile: Nicole Mirra

Assistant Professor

Nicole Mirra is Assistant Professor of Urban Teacher Education. She received her bachelor's degree in English from New York University; her master's in Secondary English Education from Pace University; her second master's degree in Education Policy & Management from Harvard University; and her doctorate in English Education from the Division of Urban Schooling at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Before coming to Rutgers GSE, Mirra was Assistant Professor of English Education at The University of Texas at El Paso; and a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA. She began her career as an English teacher working in urban schools including New York City schools.

Mirra's research focuses on exploring the intersections between critical literacy and civic engagement with urban students and teachers across classroom, community and digital learning environments. Central to her research agenda is a commitment to honoring and amplifying the literacy and language resources that students from marginalized communities bring to academic and civic life.