Wayne State University

Min Yu

Min  Yu
Assistant Professor
223 Education

Office Hours: By Appointment
Division: Teacher Education
Area: Social Studies Education

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 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 sociology of 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.