Adrianne Pinkney

Adrianne Pinkney

Adrianne Pinkney


315 War Memorial Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0313


540-231- 0399


Department Membership

School of Education


  • Citizenship education with emphasis on Social Studies Education
  • Democratic Education for urban youth of color and low-socioeconomic status
  • Charter schools
  • Comparative Education
  • Cultural relevance

Professional Activities

  • Member of the School of Education Equity, Inclusion, & Student Experience committee
  • National Council for the Social Studies College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) Member


  • Ph.D. Emory University
  • M.Ed. University of Georgia
  • B.A. Spelman College

Research Interests


    Awards and Honors

    acqueline Jordan Irvine Award for Exemplary Paper in Multicultural Education, 2013 Division of Educational Studies, Emory University

    Gates Millennium Scholar, Scholarship Recipient, 2004 - 2015

    Division of Educational Studies Full Fellowship, Emory University, Atlanta GA, 2011- 2016

    Selected Publications


    Hahn, C., & Pinkney, A. (2014). Civic Education in the United States, Handbuch fiir Politishe Bildung. [Handbook in Political Education]. (582-598) Wochen Schau Verlag: Wochenschau Verlag.    


    Pinkney, A. (2016).  The Role of Schools in Educating Black Citizens: From the 1800s to the Present. Theory & Research in Social Education 44 (1), 72-103.

    Pinkney, A., & Faison, M. Z-J. (2013). Critical Citizens: Teaching the Civil Rights Movement in Urban Schools, Ohio Social Studies Review, 50(2), 30-38.

    Pinkney, A. (2013). Closing the Civic Empowerment Gap. [Review of the book No citizen left behind, by M. Levinson]. Theory and Research in Social Education, 41,(1), 176-178.

    Pinkney, A. (2012). International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education. [Review of the book International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education, ed. by Knoester, M.]. Teachers College Record.

    Sponsored Research

    Burton, E., Dahlen, K., Hilton, R., King S., and Patterson, R.  (2013) Administrator Guidelines for Band Director Evaluation American School Band Director Association.