Marxian Analysis of Society, Schools and Education SIG 157
Marxian Analysis of Society, Schools and Education SIG 157
SIG Purpose
The Marxian SIG aims to develop a community of scholars and activists who engage a Marxist analysis to educational and related social problems. The current and growing understanding that capitalism is a racist and sexist system of class relations offers the opportunity to introduce Marx’s extensive body of work and brilliant analysis to new generations. We seek to develop a greater understanding of the significance that Marx’s philosophy of revolution has for the 21st century, to extend this body of work, and to develop a Marxist alternative to capitalism, rooted in dialectics and in an ethical, humanist praxis.  We welcome presentations and dialogue around these issues.
Message from SIG Chair

Welcome to the Marxian Analysis of Society, Schools, and Education SIG. 

We are a collective of scholars, practitioners, and activists who explore educational and social issues from Marxian perspectives. Central to our Marxist analyses are the dialectics of race, and gender, among other systems of domination. Our work lies in not only applying Marxist analyses to the multiple crises we face in education and society but also in theorizing around liberating anti-capitalist humanizing alternatives. We hope you will join us and encourage your colleagues also to join us in this quest.  

Please share activities, opportunities, and publications: 

I will be sending out a newsletter every 6-8 weeks that highlights our SIG activities. We welcome submissions of publications, networking opportunities, professional development opportunities, organizing/activism opportunities as well calls for action. Please send me an email if you want your work to be featured in the newsletter. 

In our first newsletter, I will be sending members a survey asking them whether we should form a discord channel for our group where we can have discussions as a community. I will also be asking members if they want us to have a social media presence on twitter or Instagram. Please contact me if you have any thoughts on this and/or whether you want to support this effort. 

Upcoming activities: 

  1. Get your AERA 2023 proposals in!

The Call for Submissions for the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting is open. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PT. 

The 2023 AERA Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois from Thursday, April 13 to Monday, April 17, 2023 and virtually from Thursday, May 4 to Friday, May 5. The theme is “Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth.”

2. Consider submitting to the Marxist SIG session

As the Marxian Analysis of Society, Schools, and Education  SIG we will be hosting a session at AERA 2023. Please consider our SIG  for your paper submission. A paper submission is an individual paper with one or more co-authors to be presented in a paper, poster, or roundtable session. As you go through the submission process you can select your preferred presentation type of paper, poster, or roundtable.

We want to grow our membership, so please join or renew today. Please encourage your colleagues to join us! We especially want to extend a warm invitation to emerging scholars, graduate students, BIPOC, and queer scholars whose work explores Marxist perspectives in education. 


-Ndindi Kitonga, PhD.

Who We Are

Profile of Marxian Analysis of Society, Schools and Education SIG #157 Member 

SIG Officers


SIG Chair

Ndindi Kitonga, PhD 

Co-founder and Co-director Angeles Workshop School



Lilia D. Monzó, PhD

Associate Professor, Attallah College of Educational Studies Chapman University


Program Chair

Alpesh Maisuria, PhD

Associate Professor of Education Policy in Critical Education





Key Initiatives