Journal Articles


Matias, C. E.(2019). Ripping Our Hearts: Three Counterstories on Terror, Threat, and Betrayal in U.S. Universities. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

Chow, CJ, Case, GA, &Matias, C. E. “Tools for discussing identity and privilege among medical students, trainees, and faculty” MedEdPORTAL.15(10864).

Liou, D. &Matias, C. E.,(2019). "Affirming Immigrant Families' Educational Expectations: Race-Conscious Transformative Leadership Breaking the Educational Racial Contract.” SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education.Volume 4.

Matias, C. E. &Aldern, J. (2019). The (Un)Common White Sense: The Whiteness Behind Digital Media. Journal of Postdigital Science and Education.

Matias, C. E., Walker, D. & del Hierro, M. (2019). Tales from the Ivory Tower: Women of Color’s Resistance to Whiteness in Academia. Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, 18(1), 34-58.


Matias, C. E. (2018). Tell the Devil I’m Back: A Self-Reflection on the Radical Possibilities for Racial Justice. Taboo. 17(1). 4-14.

Le, P. T. & Matias, C. E. (2018). Towards a truer multicultural science education: how whiteness impacts science education. Journal of Cultural Studies of Science Education.

Matias, C. E., Nishi, N. & Sarcedo, G. (2018). “Whiteness and Teacher Education” invited Oxford Encyclopedia entry.

Walker, D., Matias, C. E. & Brandehoff, R (2018). “Smartmouth: The Misconceptions of Black and Brown Girls Who Have Experienced Trauma” Bank Street Occasional Paper Series. No. 38.

Grossland, T. & Matias, C. E. (2018). “Fervent Fortitudes: Exploring Emotions And Racial Literacy As Antiracist Pedagogy.” Journal of Curriculum Theory, 32(2). 72-83.


Cabrera, N., Matias, C. E., & Montoya, R. (2017). Activism or slacktivism?: The Potential and pitfalls of social media in contemporary student activism. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1037/dhe0000061

Matias, C. E. & Newlove, P. (2017). The Illusion of Freedom: Theoretical Examinations in the Epistemology, Rhetoric, and Emotionality of Whiteness. Equity, Excellence, and Education. DOI: 10.1080/10665684.2017.1336951

Matias, C. E. & Newlove, P. (2017). “Better the devil you see than the one you don’t”: Bearing Witness to Emboldened En/Whitening Epistemology in the Era of Trump. Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2017.1312590

Matias, C. E. (2017). “When Whiteness Attacks: How This Pinay Defends Racially Just Teacher Education: Journal of Curriculum and Social Justice.

Matias, C. E., Henry, A. & Darland, C. (2017). The Twin Tale of Whiteness: Exploring the Emotional Roller Coaster of Teaching and Learning about Whiteness.Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education. 16(1),7-29.


Matias, C. E. (2016). “Mommy, is being brown bad?”: Critical Race Parenting in a “Post-Race” Era. Journal of Race and Pedagogy. 1(3). Article 1.

Montoya, R., Matias, C. E., Nishi, N., Sarcedo, G. (2016).  Words are Wind: Using DuBois and Bourdieu to ‘Unveil’ the Capricious Nature of Gifted and Talented Programs. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies. 14(1). 127-143.

Nishi, N. W., Matias, C. E., Montoya, R., & Sarcedo, G. L. (2016). Whiteness FAQ: Responses and Tools for Confronting College Classroom Questions. Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, 5(1), Article 4.

Matias, C. E., & Mackey, J. (2016). Breakin’ Down Whiteness in Antiracist Teaching: Introducing Critical Whiteness Pedagogy. The Urban Review, 48(1), 1-19.

DePouw, C. & Matias, C. E. (2016). Critical Race Parenting: Understanding Scholarship/Activism in Parenting Our Children. Journal of Educational Studies. 52(03), 237- 259. DOI: 10.1080/00131946.2016.1169182.

Matias, C. E., Montoya, R., & Nishi, N. W. (2016). Blocking CRT: How the Emotionality of Whiteness Blocks CRT in Urban Teacher Education. Educational Studies, 52(1), 1-19. DOI:10.1080/00131946.2015.1120205

Matias, C. E. & Grosland, T. (2016). “Digitalstorytelling as Racial Justice: Digital Hopes for Deconstructing Whiteness in Teacher Education” Journal of Teacher Education, 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/0022487115624493


Nishi, N. Matias, C. E., & Montoya, R. (2015). “Exposing the White Avatar: Projections, Justifications, and the Ever-Evolving American Racism.” Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, 21(5), 459-473.

Montoya, R., Matias, C. E., & Nishi, N. (2015). “American Chimera: The Ever- Present Domination Of Whiteness, Patriarchy, And Capitalism…A Parable.” Journal of Educational Philosophy and Theory, 1-12. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2015.1068683

Matias, C. E. (2015) “Why do you make me hate myself?” Love, Abuse, and Whiteness in Urban Teacher Education. Teaching Education. 27(2), 194-211. DOI:10.1080/10476210.2015.1068749

Sarcedo, G., Matias, C. E., Montoya, R. & Nishi, N. (2015). Dirty Dancing with Race and Class: Microaggressions toward First-Generation and Low Income College Students of Color. Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs. 2(1), 1-17.

Matias, C. E. (2015). White Skin, Black Friend: A Fanonian application to theorize racial fetish in teacher education. Journal of Educational Philosophy and Theory, 48(3), 221-236. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2014.989952


Matias, C. E. & Zembylas, M. (2014) “When saying you care is not really caring”: Whiteness and the Role of Disgust. Journal of Critical Studies in Education. 55(3). 319-337.

Matias, C. E. & Allen, R. L. (2014). “Do You Feel Me?”  Amplifying Messages of Love in Critical Race Theory. Journal of Educational Foundations.

Viesca, K. M., Matias, C. E., Garrison-Wade, D., Galindo, R., & Tandon, M.(2014). “Push it real good!”: The challenge of challenging dominant discourses regarding race in teacher education. Critical Studies in Education. 5(11), 1-24.

Matias, C. E. (2014). And our feelings, just don’t feel it anymore”: Re-Feeling Whiteness, Resistance, and Emotionality. Understanding and Dismantling Privilege. 4(2). 134-153.

Matias, C. E., Mitchell, K., Wade-Garrison, D., Tandon, M & Galindo, R. (2014).“What is Critical Whiteness doing in OUR Nice Field like Critical Race Theory?” Equity & Excellence. 47(3), 289-304.

Matias, C. E. & Liou, D. (2014). “Tending to the Heart of Communities of Color Towards Critical Race Teacher Activism” Urban Education, 50(5), 601-625.

Matias, C. E. & Allen, R. L. (2014) “Loving Whiteness to Death: Sadomasochism, Emotionality, and the Possibility of Humanizing Love” Berkeley Review of Education. 4(2), 285-309.


Matias, C. E. (2013). Check Yo’Self Before You Wreck Yo’Self and Our Kids: Culturally Responsive White Teachers? Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning. 3(2). 67-80.

Matias, C. E. & DiAngelo, R. (2013). “Beyond the Face of Race: Emo-Cognitive Explorations of White Neurosis and Racial Cray-Cray” Educational Foundations. 27(3-4). 3-20.

Matias, C. E. (2013). “Tears Worth Telling: Urban Teaching and the Possibilities of Racial Justice” Multicultural Perspectives 15(4). 187-193.

Matias, C. E. (2013). “On the Flip Side: Unveiling the Dangerous Minds of White Teacher Candidates” Teacher Education Quarterly. 40(2). 53-74.


Matias, C. E. (2012). Who you callin’ White? A Critical Counterstory of Colouring White Identity” Race, Ethnicity, and Education. 16(3), 291-315.

Matias, C. E. (2012). Beginning with Me: Accounting for a Researcher of Color’s Counterstories in Socially Just Qualitative Design” Journal of Critical Thought & Praxis. 1(1), 119-143.



Matias, C. E. Gorski, P., & Jackson, T. (Forthcoming). The Other Elephant:White Liberalism and the Persistence of Racism in Schools. NY: Teachers College Press.


Matias, C. E. (2021). The Handbook of Critical Theoretical Research Methods in Education. Edited book. NY, NY: Routledge


Matias, C. E. (2020). Surviving Becky(s): Pedagogies for Deconstructing Race and Gender. Lanham,MD: Lexington/Rowman and Littlefield.


Matias, C. E. (2016). Feeling White: Whiteness, Emotionality, and Education. The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Book Chapters


Matias, C. E.(2020) Whiteness and Emotionality. In Z. Casey (Ed). Encyclopedia of Critical Whiteness Studies in Education. Boston, MA: Brill Publishers


Matias, C. E.& Bougher, C.(2019) Deconstructing Whiteness in Racially Just Teachers. In M. A. Peters (Ed). Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Singapore: Springer Publishers.

Matias, C. E.& Aldern, J. J. (2019).“I See Whiteness” In K. Han & J. Laughter (Eds).  Critical Race Theory in Teacher Education: Informing Classroom Culture and Practice, New York, NY: Teachers College Press, p. 36.

Matias, C. E. (2019). Beyond White: The Emotional Complexion of Critical Research on Race. In K. Struck & L. Locke (Eds), Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity in Education (pp. 263-274). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.


Sarcedo, G. & Matias, C. E. (2018).“Forgive Them Father For They Know Not What They Do....But What If They Do Know?!: The Impact of Whiteness on Girls of Color” in M. Sankofa Waters, V. Evans-Winters, & B. Love  (Eds), Celebrating Twenty Years of Black Girlhood: The Lauryn Hill Reader. NY: Peter Lang Publishers.

Matias, C. E. (2018). “Before Cultural Competence: Exploring the Latent and Overt Emotionalities of Whiteness” S. Poulsen, PhD & R. Allan (Eds.) Cross-Cultural Responsiveness & Systemic Therapy: Personal & Clinical Narratives. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Publishers. pp. 21-40.

Sarcedo, G. L. & Matias, C. E. (2016). Academic advising and the maintenance of whiteness in higher education. In P. R. Carr, V. Lea, & D. E. Lund (Eds.), Critical Multicultural Perspectives on Whiteness: Views from the Past and Present New York, NY: Peter Lang. pp. 293-300.

Matias, C. E. & Silverstein, L. (2017). “When Teaching Whiteness Threatens: Pedagogical Strategies for Teaching Whiteness” B. Ahad-Legardy & O. Poon (Eds.), Difficult Subjects: Radical Teaching in the Neoliberal University. VA: Stylus Publishing. pp. 35-53.


Matias, C. E. (2016). “Shadowboxing Whiteness inside Teacher Education: Critical Race Activism to the Race-Gender Degree.” In D. Taliaferro Baszile, N. Guillory, & K. Edwards (Eds.) Race, Gender, and Curriculum Theorizing: Working in Womanish Ways. New York, NY: Lexington Books. pp. 71-86.

Matias, C. E. (2016). White Tundra: Exploring the Emotionally Frozen Terrain of Whiteness. In N. Hartlep & C. Hayes (Eds.), Unhooking from Whiteness: Resisting the Esprit de Corps). The Netherlands, Sense Publishers. pp 89-100.

Matias, C. E. & Nishi, N. (2016). "Becky please!”: White Teachers and Their Issues with Whiteness. In C. Warren and S. Hancock (Eds.), White Women’s Work Charlotte, NC: Information Age. pp. 107-122.


Matias, C. E. & Montoya, R. (2015). “When Michael’s Death Means Our Own Children’s Death: Critical Race Parenting During a Time of Racial Extermination” in K. Fasching-Varner & N. Hartlep (Eds.) The Assault on Communities of Color: Exploring the Realities of Race-Based Violence. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 79-84.

Matias, C. E. (2015). “I Ain’t Your Doc Student”: The Overwhelming Presence of Whiteness and Pain at the Academic Neo-Plantation. In K. Varner, Albert, R. Mitchell, & C. Allen (Eds.), Racial Battle Fatigue in the Academy. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. pp. 59-68

Matias, C. E. (2015). “To Lumpia or to Not”. In J. Landsman, R. Salcedo, & P. Gorski (Ed.), Voices for Diversity and Social Justice: Literary Education Anthology. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 83-86.


Leonardo, Z. and Matias, C. E. (2013). “Between Colonial and Postcolonial Mentality: The Critical Education of Filipino Americans”. In R. Bonus & D. Maramba (Eds.), The Other Students: Filipino Americans, Education and Power. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. pp. 3-18.

Book Reviews


Montoya, R., Matias, C. E., & McBride, M. (2017). Between the World and Me.Journal of Multicultural Perspectives. 19(1). DOI: 10.1080/15210960.2017.1267517


Matias, C. E., Nishi, N., Montoya, R. (2014). Whiteness in Academia: Counter- stories of betrayal and resistance. Journal of Race Ethnicity and Education. 17(4). 591- 600.

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