University at Buffalo

LaGarrett King

LaGarrett King

Director, Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education

Associate Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Diversity; Social Studies Education; History of Education; Racism and AntiBlackness; Social Justice

Professional Summary:

LaGarrett J. King is an Associate Professor of Social Studies Education in the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo. Dr. King earned his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. A former teacher in Texas and Georgia, his research broadly examines how Black history and race is taught and learned in schools and society.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Curriculum and Instruction (2012)
  • BS, Louisiana State University, Secondary Education Social Studies History minor (2000)

Contact Information

505 Baldy Hall
Phone: 716-645-2455

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