Wayne State University

Min Yu

Min  Yu
Assistant Professor
223 Education
(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)

Area of Expertise

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

Research Interests

My ongoing research focuses on the experiences of migrant/immigrant children and explores how changing social, political, and economic conditions affect schools serving migrant and immigrant families and communities. I see my work as situated within the fields of curriculum studies and social studies 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


Reimagining Critical Care and Problematizing Sense of School Belonging as a Response to Inequality for Immigrants and Children of Immigrants.
DeNicolo, C. P., Yu, M., Crowley, C. B., & Gabel, S.   2017 forthcoming Review of Research in Education. 41 (1).
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.