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Julia (Julie) Hall, PhD

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Professor, Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership (Academic Department), Certified Graduate Member

KAB 425


Education & Training

University at Buffalo, PhD
McGill University, MA

Research Interests

In her research, Dr. Hall focuses on school and community concerns confronting youth and families in neighborhoods that have been economically and racially marginalized within cities. Her research methods include ethnography and policy analysis. Her books include the full-scale ethnography Canal Town Youth: Community Organization and the Development of Adolescent Identity (SUNY Press); and the volumes, Female Students and Cultures of Violence in Cities (Routledge); Underprivileged School Children and the Assault on Dignity: Policy Challenges and Resistance (Routledge); and Children’s Human Rights and Public Schools in the United States (Sense Press).

Her other scholarly output includes near 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and national conference presentation. She sits on the editorial advisory board for the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies (JCEPS) and is a peer-review editor for several other journals. 

Dr. Hall has been awarded the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Chapter Scholar of the Year Award in 2005 and most recently an American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critics’ Choice Book Award.  She regularly accepts invitations to speak on her work. 

For many years Dr. Hall has been actively engaged in her community working alongside youth, families, educators, and regional leaders in the pursuit of change.  She has created and continues to maintain numerous school-community partnerships in Western New York. 


[Select publications]

Hall, J. (Ed.). (2016). Female students and cultures of violence in cities. New York: Routledge.

Hall, J.  (Ed.). (2014). Underprivileged school children and the assault on dignity: Policy challenges and resistance. New York: Routledge. 

Hall, J.  (2013). The control of food among schoolchildren who have been racially and economically marginalized across the cityscape.  Journal of Education Policy, 29 (6).

Hall, J.  (Ed.).  (2013). Children’s human rights and public schools in the United States. New York: Sense Publishers. 

Hall, J.  (2012). Water is a right: A critique of curricular materials and learning experiences in schools sponsored by the transnational water utility service industry. The Journal of Critical Education, 3 (2), 12-35. 

Hall, J. (2009). It hurts to be a girl: Growing up poor, white, and female. In Kathleen Ferraro (Ed.).  Women’s lives. Allyn & Bacon

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