Alexandrea Henry, from Sacramento, CA, is a Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Education in the Race, Inequality, and Language in Education and Curriculum and Teacher Education programs. They earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and minor in education from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Alexandrea’s research draws upon Black studies, Abolitionist pedagogy, Critical Pedagogy, and studies of Carceral Logics in education to consider how young people are making sense of power through discipline. Moreover, she is interested in centering the experiences and expertise of K-2 students in the fight for liberatory learning spaces. While at Stanford, Alexandrea has worked on the Accessible Ethnic Studies project, Newberry Institute project, Juvenile Justice and Alternative Education project, has taught in San Bruno Jail, and is a Systems Navigator with the Santa Clara Public Defenders Office. Previously, they were a public school teacher and union organizer in North Philadelphia, a preschool teacher in Oakland, and has worked on district-level projects related to equity and professional development.

Education & Certifications

  • M.S.Ed, University of Pennsylvania, Elementary Education (2018)
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Sociology and minor in education (2017)