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Jennifer Bondy

Jennifer M. Bondy, Associate Professor

Jennifer M. Bondy, Associate Professor
Jennifer M. Bondy, Associate Professor

Department of  Sociology
508 McBryde Hall (0137)
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7617 |

Jennifer M. Bondy is an associate professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program in the Department of Sociology.

Her research explores three interrelated lines of inquiry: Latina youth citizenship formations; school socialization for the children of immigrants; and, White women preservice teachers’ understanding of immigration and documentation status. Dr. Bondy has published numerous academic articles in journals such as Race, Ethnicity and EducationTeachers College RecordMulticultural Perspectives, and The High School Journal. She has also presented at dozens of national and international conferences and has given invited talks and/or panels at Teachers College, The University of Virginia, and the University of South Florida.

Dr. Bondy currently serves as Co-Chair for AERA, Division K, Section IV: Marginality, Equity, and Justice in PK-16 Settings. In addition to reviewing manuscripts for 16 journals in education and sociology, she serves on the editorial boards for Race, Ethnicity and EducationTaboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, and the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. Prior to becoming an academic, Dr. Bondy taught high school for four years. 

  • Gender
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Youth
  • Immigration
  • Education
  • PhD, Curriculum Theory and Cultural Studies, Graduate Concentration in Women’s Studies, Miami University (OH)
  • MEd, Educational Leadership, Florida Atlantic University
  • BA, Anthropology and Women’s Studies, Tulane University
  • Co-Chair for AERA, Division K, Section IV: Marginality, Equity, and Justice in PK-16 Settings
  • Associate Co-Director and Founding Member, Laboratory for Youth, Inequality, and Justice
  • Editorial Board Member of Race, Ethnicity and Education
  • Editorial Board Member of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Favorite Faculty, Housing and Residence Life (2018)
  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (2016)
  • Scholar of the Week, Office of the Vice President of Research and Innovation (2014)
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Miami University (2010)

Journal Articles

Bondy, J.M., & Johnson, B.J. (in press). Critical affect literacy: A call to action in a Trump administration. Action in Teacher Education.

Bondy, J.M., & Braunstein, L.B. (2019). Racial politics, Latin@ youth, and teacher education. Journal of Latinos and Education, 18(2), 93-106. *This article was recognized as the lead feature article.       

Bondy, J.M. (2017). “Should we carry our passports with us?”: Resisting violence against Latin@s in light of political rhetoric.” Multicultural Perspectives, 19(3), 166-171. *This article was included in a special issue focused on critically needed activism in the wake of the 2016 presidential campaign and election.

Bondy, J.M., Peguero, A.A., & Johnson, B.J. (2017). The children of immigrants’ academic self-efficacy: The significance of gender, race, ethnicity, and segmented assimilation. Education & Urban Society, 49(5), 486-517.

Peguero, A.A., & Bondy, J.M. (2015). Schools, justice, and immigrant students: Gender, assimilation and perceptions of fairness and order. Teachers College Record, 117(7), 1-42.

Bondy, J.M. (2015). Hybrid citizenship: Latina youth and the politics of belonging. The High School Journal, 98(4), 353-373.

Book Chapters

Bondy, J.M., & Johnson, A.P. (2018). Race, national exclusion, and the implications for global citizenship and education. In I. Davies, L.C. Ho, D. Kiwan, C. Peck, A. Peterson, E. Sant, & Y. Waghid (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of global citizenship and education (pp. 393-407). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bondy, J.M., & Reed Marshall, T. (2018). Book review: Deconstructing race: Multicultural education beyond the color-bind by Jabari Mahiri. Teachers College Record.

Bondy, J.M., & Peguero, A.A. (2015). Immigration and education: Complexities and intersecting factors with schooling the children of immigrants. In C.M. Renzetti & R.K. Bergen (Eds.), Understanding diversity: Celebrating difference, challenging inequality (pp. 125-143). New York, NY: Pearson Education.

  • International Travel Grant, Virginia Tech, 2017, 2019
  • Incentive Grant, Virginia Tech, 2016
  • Niles Research Grant, Virginia Tech, 2013, 2014
  • Peter Rollins Grant for Early Career Faculty, PCA/ACA, 2013
  • “Hybrid citizenship: Latina youth and the politics of belonging.” Invited talk sponsored by Through Feminist Eyes at Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA.
  • “Latina youth, race, national exclusion, and the implications for global citizenship.” Invited talk at the University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA.
  • “ThinkTank Teacher Education: How to integrate anti-racism, gender, immigration, and school violence into music, art, and STEM teacher education skills and knowledge.” Invited panelist at Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY.
  • “Politics, citizenship, and Latina youth.” Invited lecture at the University of South Florida. Tampa, FL.
  • “Immigration and education in unsettling times.” Invited panelist at the National Association of Multicultural Education annual conference. Salt Lake City, UT.

Undergraduate-Level Courses

  • Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Girlhood Studies

Select Graduate-Level Courses

  • Feminist Research Methods
  • Gender and Education
  • Curriculum Theory
  • Schooling in American Society

Dr. Bondy has co-chaired or served on 105 graduate student committees in education, sociology, engineering education, and interdisciplinary studies. She currently serves as a committee member for 9 doctoral dissertations and 1 master’s thesis. 

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