Profile: Camille M. Wilson
Camille M. Wilson is a professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research is interdisciplinary and chiefly explores school-family-community engagement, urban education reform, and transformative leadership— all from holistic, critical, and culturally relevant perspectives. Dr. Wilson is co-editor of Advancing Equity and Achievement in America’s Diverse Schools: Inclusive Theories, Policies, and Practices, (with Sonya Douglass Horsford) published by Routledge in 2014. She is a qualitative researcher who draws upon critical and feminist methodologies. She has worked individually and collaboratively to conduct research anchored in epistemological traditions that value how school community members make meaning, form identities, enact agency and resistance, and are helped or hindered as they interact within educational systems. Her current work focuses on community-based educational advocacy and activism within Detroit, Michigan’s complex school choice arena. Dr. Wilson strives to develop meaningful theories and practical solutions that inform educational practice and policy.
Dr. Wilson’s work has been published in journals such as Teachers College Record, Educational Administration Quarterly, Equity and Excellence in Education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, the International Journal of Leadership Education, and in numerous scholarly books. She has presented her work throughout the U.S. and in several international venues, including as in invited guest lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa and as a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill in Barbados. Dr. Wilson received her Ph.D. in Urban Schooling from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001.