Min Yu

Min  Yu
Assistant Professor - Social Studies Education
Office Location: 223 Education Building

Office Hours: By Appointment

Office Phone: (313) 577-0990
Fax: (313) 577-4091

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, Beijing Normal University
  • B.A., Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University


Program Section Co-Chair, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division B: Curriculum Studies - Section 4 (2014-2016)
Communication Officer, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division B: Curriculum Studies (2016-2017)

Area Of Expertise

Curriculum Studies, Migration/Immigration and Education, Comparative and International Education

Research Interests

My research explores how changing social, political, and economic conditions affect teachers and schools serving migrant and immigrant families, with a focus on the politics of citizenship and community organization in the contexts of globalization and transnational migration. My work situates within the fields of curriculum studies and teacher education, and the line of research I am continuing to pursue is informed by my work in comparative and international education.

Courses Taught

  • ELE 6600 Social Studies Curriculum: P-8
  • TED 7000 Introductory Master's Seminar
  • ED 7999 Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project


DeNicolo, C. P., Yu, M., Crowley, C. B., & Gabel, S.   2017 Review of Research in Education, 41 (1), 500-530.
He, M. F. & Yu, M.   2017 Curriculum Perspectives, 37 (2), 205-210.
Yu, M.   2016 In Lim, L. & Apple, M. W. (Eds.), The Strong State and Curriculum Reform. New York, NY: Routledge. 94-112.
He, M. F., & Yu, M.   2016 In Sharpes, D.K. (Ed.), Handbook on Comparative and International Studies in Education. Charlotte, NC: IAP. 441-450.
Yu, M., & Crowley, C. B.   2016 Teachers College Record.
Knoester, M., & Yu, M.   2015 In He, M. F., Schultz, B. D., & Schubert, W. H. (Eds.) The SAGE Guide to Curriculum in Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. 190-197.
Yu, M.   2015 Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 9 (2), 124-139.
Compton-Lilly, C., Zamzow, L., Cheng, Y., Yu, M., Durón, A., Goralski-Cumbajin, B., Hagerman, D., & Quast, E.   2015 Educational Action Research, 23 (1), 116-120.
Yu, M.   2012 In Knoester, M. (Ed.) International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education. New York, NY: Peter Lang. 31-47.

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