Doctorate of Philosophy, Education, University of California, Berkeley, CA; May 1999
Master of Arts, Communication, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; May 1992
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; December 1989
2008 to 2009Interim Director Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy. San Francisco State University
2004 to 2008Senior Research Associate, Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy, San Francisco State University.
2004 to PresentAssociate Professor, Africana Studies Department, San Francisco State University.
1998 to 2004Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Ethnic Studies Program, Santa Clara University.
1996 to 1998 Lecturer, Ethnic Studies Program, Santa Clara University.
1989 to 2001 Founder & Former Executive Director, Leadership Excellence Inc., Oakland, CA.
1993 to 1996 Academic Coordinator, Upward Bound Project, San Jose State University.
1995 to 1996 Lecturer, Department of African American Studies, San Jose State University.
1991 to 1992 Lecturer, Department of African American Studies, San Diego State University.
1990 to 1992 Graduate Teaching Assistant, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
1990 to 1992 Instructor, Skills Center of America School of Business, San Diego, CA.
1989 to 1990 Associate Counselor, San Diego State University E.O.P., San Diego, CA.
2009 Black Youth Rising: Radical Healing and Activism in Urban America. Teachers College Press, Columbia University: New York
2006 Ginwright, S., P. Noguera and J. Cammarota, Eds. Beyond Resistance!: Youth Resistance and Community Change: New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth. New York, Routledge.(In Press)
2004 Black In School: Afrocentric Reform, Urban Youth and the Promise of Hip-Hop Culture.Teachers College Press, Columbia University: New York
Publications: Partial List of Articles
2007 Black Youth Activism and the Role of Critical Social Capital in Black Community Organizations." American Behavioral Scientist.
2007 Ginwright, S. and J. Cammarota."Youth activism in the urban community: Learning critical civic praxis within community organizations." International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 20(6): 693-710.
2006 Ginwright, S. Toward a Politics of Relevance: Race, Resistance and African American Youth Activism. Social Science Research Council. http://ya.ssrc.org/african/ Ginwright, S. Racial Justice Through Resistance: Important Dimensions of Youth Development for African American Youth. National Civic Review (In Press).
2006 Racial Justice Through Resistance: Important Dimensions of Youth Development for African American Youth. National Civic Review
2005 Ginwright, S., J. Cammarota and P. Noguera. Youth, Social Justice and Communities: Toward a Theory of Urban Change. Social Justice 32(3).
2005 On Urban Ground: Intergenerational Tensions in Black Community Change. Community Psychology, 49 (4), 544-562.
2003 Youth Organizing: Expanding Possibilities for Youth Development. New York: Funder's Collaborative on Youth Organizing: Occasional Papers Series New Terrain in Youth Development: The Promise of a Social Justice Approach. Social Justice (Ginwright and Cammarota)Social Justice, 29 (4).
2002 Classed Out: The Challenges of Social Class in Black Community Change. Social Problems, 49 (4), 544-562.
2002 From Assets to Agents: Social Justice, Organizing and Youth Development. New Directions in Youth Development (Ginwright and James) New Directions in Youth Development, 96 (Winter).
2001 Critical Resistance: American Racism and African American Youth. Youth Development Journal, August 2001, Issue 3.
1999 Identity For Sale; The use of racial and cultural identity in urban school reform. New Directions in Youth Development (Ginwright and James) Urban Review,(32) 87-104.
1999 Identity For Sale: The Afrocentric Movement and the Black Urban Struggle in Oakland Public Schools.Dissertation, University of California Berkeley.
1992Perceived Intercultural Training Effectiveness in the Workplace, Thesis, San Diego State University.
2008 Collective Radical Imagination: Youth Participatory Action Research and the Art of Emancipatory Knowledge. Revolutionizing Education: Youth Participatory Action Research in Motion. J. Cammarota and M. Fine. New York, Routledge.
2006 Activism for the Hip-Hop Generation: Urban Youth and the Struggle for Social Justice. Youth Activism: An International Encyclopedia [Two Volumes]. L. R. Sherrod, C. Flanagan and R. Kassimir. CT, Greenwood Publishing Group.
Partial List of Invited Presentations
December 2007 Activism and Civic Life Among African American Youth: International Symposium on Youth Civic Engagement. Youth Research Center, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia
October, 2005 Structural Racism and the Impact on Youth Development: Center for Applied Research and Technical Assistance. Institute on Disparities on Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health. Baltimore, MD.
March, 2004 Understanding the Contours of Youth in Their Communities. Research Roundtable on Youth Activism: Ford Foundation. New York, NY.
March, 2004 Challenging Structural Racism: Innovations, Barriers, and Needs in Youth Development. Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity, Washington, DC.
November, 2002 Youth Development in the United States. European Youth Symposium Berlin Germany.
February, 2002 Understanding Youth Through Schools and Communities, Social Policy Research Associates, Oakland, CA.
November, 2001 Toward a Social Justice Model of Youth Development, Funder's Collaborative on Youth Development, San Francisco, CA.
November, 2001 Beyond Youth Development, Third Annual LISTEN conference in Baltimore, MD.
Partial List of Grants, Fellowships & Awards
February 2007 Surdna Foundation$175,000 Support for two years for Research Collaborative on Youth Activism.
November 2006 Rockerfeller Brothers Foundation$150,000 Support for three years for Research Collaborative on Youth Activism.
January 2005 Ford Foundation$200,000 to document youth activism in five cities and support for the Research Collaborative on Youth Activism.
December, 2003Ford Foundation$225,000 to support the project entitled,Youth Social Justice and Communities: Toward a National Youth Policy. The project builds a community of scholars of color to explore social justice issues related to children and youth in urban communities and develops policy recommendations for local and national youth stakeholders.
November, 2000 Santa Clara University Research Grant on Social Problems$6,500 to support the cost of data collection, equipment, student research assistant stipends, subscriptions to relevant journals and other research costs.
December, 1999 The Center for Multicultural Learning: Building Partnerships for DiversityEthnic Studies Program Santa Clara University, $1,100 to support the Black Panther Legacy Tour Community Learning Experience.
June, 1999 Ford Foundation Leadership Excellence Inc. $225,000 over three years to document urban youth leadership development activities and to develop training and curriculum handbook.
October, 1997 Walter S. Johnson FoundationLeadership Excellence Inc., $55,000 over two years to improve and evaluate effectiveness of youth development services to low income African American teens.
October, 1997 Evelyn and Walter Haas FoundationLeadership Excellence Inc., $40,000 over two years to expand services to low income African American teens in Oakland.
October, 1997 Walter S. Johnson FoundationLeadership Excellence Inc., $55,000 over two years to improve and evaluate effectiveness of youth development services to low income Africa American teens.
October, 1997 Evelyn and Walter Haas FoundationLeadership Excellence Inc., $40,000 over two years to expand services low income African American teens in Oakland.
September, 1996 Heron FoundationLeadership Excellence Inc., $30,000 to hire full and part time staff to transition from volunteer staff to paid staff positions.
Partial List of Consulting Clients
October 2004 to present Bayview Hunters Point Community Fund designed, implemented and evaluated a 8 year organizational capacity building strategy for 12 community based organizations in the Bayview Hunters Point community in San Francisco.
September 2006 to presentSan Francisco Unified School District designed and implemented racial wellness trainings for 100 School Health Programs Department employees six times per year.
May 2008 Spencer Foundation Concept paper for to inform national trends and strategies for youth activism.
August 2007 Tucson Unified School District Member of consulting team to design and implement district wide evaluation of cultural curriculum.
October 2006 Ford Foundation Development of National Youth Development
April, 2002 Tides Foundation Bay View Hunters Point Youth Development Institutes. San Francisco, CA.
February, 2001 Aspen Institute, Washington D.C. Advisor; Aspen Institute Project on Structural Racism.
October, 2000Innovation Center, Baltimore, MD. Youth Leadership for Development Initiative design team.
April, 1999Ford Foundation, New York, NY. Youth Leadership and Development evaluation team.
Partial List of Service & Associations
1997 to 2005 Board of Directors, West Oakland Community School.Develop fiscal management and financial oversight plans. Work closely with Executive Director in budget development. Oversight of management team evaluation.
2001 to Present Board of Directors, Leadership Excellence, Inc. Work closely with Executive Director in the implementation of a five-year strategic plan. Oversight of management evaluation.
2001 to Present Member, American Sociological Association
1998 to Present Member, Pacific Sociological Association
1998 to 2001 Chairperson, 26th Annual Anthropology Sociology Undergraduate Research Conference, Santa Clara University