Min Yu

Min Yu

Assistant Professor
Childhood Education & Family Studies

Academic Interests

  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Critical perspective on teacher education
  • Comparative education and international studies
  • Migrant/immigrant and education
  • Narrative inquiry

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • Book chapter—"History, Struggle, and the Social Influence of Migrant Children Schools in Contemporary China" in International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education (2012)
  • Book chapter—"Teacher as Cultural Workers" in The SAGE Guide to Curriculum in Education (forthcoming)

Previous Experience

  • Undergraduate and M.A. from Beijing Normal University in China
  • Taught in several migrant children schools in Beijing
  • Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Worked with pre-service teachers in elementary education program at UW-Madison


Fujian Province, China


  • Biking
  • Reading

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Continue to work with teachers and students from marginalized backgrounds
  • Provide support for the professional growth of pre-service teachers at Missouri State.

Life Outside of the University

Families and friends, both in China and the U.S.


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