Leila E. Villaverde

Leila Villaverde drawing

Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) Department

Email: levillav@uncg.edu
Office: 360 SOE Building


  • Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Cultural Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. in Art Therapy, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • B.S. in Art with a Minor in Art History and Psychology, Florida International University

Research & Publications

  • Curriculum studies
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Visual studies
  • Feminist theories and gender studies and cultural studies and how these intersect critical inquiry and praxis

Villaverde, L. E. (in progress). Creative Framing for Critical Methodologies. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers. (contract signed spring 2015)

Brock, R., Mallot, C. and Villaverde, L. E. (2011). Teaching Joe L. Kincheloe. NY: Peter Lang Publishers.

Villaverde, L. E. (2008). Feminist theories and education: A primer. NY: Peter Lang Publishers. (*received AESA Critics Choice Book Award in 2009)


Villaverde, L. E. (2015). Foreword. In M. F. Agnello and W. Reynolds (Eds.). Practicing critical pedagogy: The influences of Joe L. Kincheloe. Dordrecht: Springer International Publishers. (invited)

Villaverde, L. E. and Carter, R., A. (2014). Critical pedagogy of experience, caught in the loops of seeing and being: Refusing to give up until the job is done. In P.W. Orelus and R. Brock (Eds.). Interrogating critical pedagogy: The voices of educators of colors in the movement. NY: Routledge.

Villaverde, L. E., Carter, R., A. and Stachowiak, D., M. (2014). Visual landscapes, literacies and place: The south (re)seen. In W. Reynolds (Ed.). Critical studies of southern place: A reader. NY: Peter Lang Publishers.

Carter, R. A. and Villaverde, L. E. (2013). Singularity, cyborgs, drones, replicants and avatars: Coming to terms with the digital self. In P. L. Thomas (Ed.). Challenging genres: Science fiction and speculative fiction. The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.


Carter, R., A. and Villaverde, L.E. (2012). The inherent social contradiction in the angry but mystical Negro: Hollywood is making us crazy. Journal of Black Masculinity Studies, Summer Issue.

Villaverde, L., E. and Carter, R., A. (2010). Knowing what to do: A rededication to the scholarly mission of creativity, intelligence, and humanity. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies Journal, 10 (5).

Link to Dr. Villaverde’s CV