Edmund 'Ted' HamannProfessor
1999 Ph.D., Education, University of Pennsylvania
1995 M.A., Anthropology, University of Kansas
1991 B.A., Education Studies and Latin American Studies, Brown University
Dr. Hamann's primary scholarly interests are in three overlapping areas: (1) how transnational movement of students and families is responded to by schools (particularly movement between the U.S. and Latin America); (2) how educational policies are cultural productions transformed in their conversion to practice (particularly collaboration across tiers of the educational system, like state departments of education working with schools); and (3) how school reform is/is not responsive to various student populations (particularly transnationally mobile students and English language learners). More than 50 of Dr. Hamann's publications, including his graduate students' theses and dissertations, can be accessed through UNL Digital Commons using the search term "Edmund T. Hamann."
On October 12, 2015, Edmund Hamann was interviewed by Ryan Allen for the blog “New Books in Education.” The interview, accessible as a podcast, focuses on the recently published book Revisiting Education in the New Latino Diaspora, which Dr. Hamann coedited with Stanton Wortham (of the University of Pennsylvania) and Enrique G. Murillo Jr. (of California State University-San Bernardino). The podcast clarifies how the 17-chapter new volume builds on the 2002 book Education in the New Latino Diaspora: Policy and the Politics of Identity (also edited by Wortham, Murillo, and Hamann) and a 2010 chapter by Hamann and Linda Harklau in the Handbook on Latinos and Education. All three texts consider whether the school experiences and outcomes of growing Latino populations in new locales—i.e., places without longstanding and large-scale histories of Latino communities—differ from traditional locales where histories of racism as well as infrastructures of support are both more common.