Dr. Pedroni is an Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies and Policy Sociology and Director of the Detroit Data and Democracy Project. He teaches courses in critical education studies, curriculum studies, critical youth studies, and critical theory. A central concern in his teaching and research is the promotion of schools as sites in which youth develop the analytical skills and leadership qualities to identify and act upon problems that impact the community and region.
His current research examines educational and social inequality in relation to the post-welfarist educational policy complex of Detroit. Dr. Pedroni has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including Teachers College Record and Urban Review, as well as a number of chapters in edited volumes. His first book Market Movements: African American Involvement in School Voucher Reform (Routledge Critical Social Thought series) received the 2009 Critics’ Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association.