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Steve Bialostok

Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education


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  • Phone:(307) 766-6362
  • Office:McWhinnie Hall 302</link


  • B.A. University of the Pacific
  • M.S.W. California State University
  • Ph.D. University of Arizona 2000

Dr. Bialostok is an educational and linguistic anthropologist by training. His research typically engages discourse analysis with social theory (mostly Foucault, Bourdieu), combining analysis of linguistic practices with ethnographic research oriented to theoretical debates about power, identity, and inequality. He has published on schooling, neoliberalisim, and late modern capitalism. His research has brought him to the Wind River Reservation as well as Afghanistan. His current five -year ethnography in Denver investigates a group of elderly Black men who have played dominoes together for decades, in a historically Black neighborhood that is undergoing gentrification.


Sociocultural and critical literacies; educational and linguistic anthropology; social theory (Bourdieu, Foucault)

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