Gail Buffalo

Assistant Professor

Main Affiliation

Division of Interdisciplinary Studies (CWE)

Building

25 Broadway, 7th Floor

Phone

(212) 925-6625 ext 272

Prof. Gail Buffalo

Gail Buffalo

Education

EdD Interdisciplinary Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University
EdM English Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
MEd English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
BS English Education, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Certifications

New York State Certification  
English Language Arts 7-12 Professional Certificate  (Active, Issued 3/2019)
English Language Arts 7-12 Initial Certificate              (Active, Issued 3/2019) 
Early Childhood Education Professional Certificate     (Pending, Expected 8/2022)

Publications

Souto-Manning, M., Buffalo, G., Emerson, A., & Kirton, T. (in press). Whiteness in teacher
education. In R. Milner & J.S. Bennett (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Justice in Education.
(pp. XX-XX). Bloomsbury.  
 
Souto-Manning, M., Buffalo, G., & Rollings, E. (2021). The language debt owed to
raciolinguistically- and ethnolinguistically-minoritized students. In R. Milner & S.
Lomotey (Eds.), Handbook of Urban Education (pp. 253-266). Routledge.  
 
Souto-Manning, M., Buffalo, G., & Rabadi-Raol, A. (2020). Early childhood teacher  
 certification as a site for the re-production of racial and cultural injustice. In E. Swadener  
 & S. Kessler (Eds.), Education for Social Justice in Early Childhood (pp. 46-58). Routledge.
 
Mitchem, M., Buffalo, G., Pérez, A., and Rollings, E. (2019). Tales of Existing & Resisting as
Female Teacher Educators in Neoliberal Times. The New Educator,
https://doi.org/10.1080/1547688X.2019.1681570*

Russell-Buffalo, G. (2014). Henry Giroux and the “crisis” of 21st Century education. In S. Totten
& J. Pederson (Eds.), Educating about social issues in the 21st Century, Volume 4: Critical
pedagogues and the theories. (pp. 169-192).  Information Age Publishing.

Russell-Buffalo, G. & Stanford, N. (2014). Pedagogy of reinvention: Paulo Freire in 20th and 21st
Century Education. Educating about social issues in the 21st Century, Volume 4: Critical
pedagogues and the theories. (pp. 71-93). Information Age Publishing.*

Vetter, A. & Russell, G. (2011). Taking a cross-country journey with a world map: Examining the
construction of practitioner identities through one case study. Education Action
Research, 19(2), pp. 171-187.

Conference Papers and Presentations

1. Buffalo, G. “Explorations with Young Children in Diverse Contexts: Supports for Curriculum,
Instruction, and Inclusion.” New York Association for the Education of Young Children,
Online, April 15-18, 2021

2. Camillo, J., Lago, L., Mattos, C., & Buffalo, G. “Monological education and pandemic: ‘The
return of those who never went.’” AERA Annual Conference, Online, April 8-12, 2021.  

3. Buffalo, G. “A Confluence of What Counts as Quality in the Education of Young Children:
Reports from a Women of Color Focus Group.” NCTE Annual Conference, November 19-22,
2020.   

4. Mitchem, M., Buffalo, G., Pérez, A.Y., and Rollings, E. “Justice-Informed Teacher Education
Beyond Neoliberalism and Patriarchy: Early Career Teacher Educators Theorize Teacher
Educator Preparation.” AERA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 17-21, 2020,  
(Conference Cancelled).
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5. Mitchem, M., Buffalo, G., Pérez, A., and Rollings, E. “Tales of Existing & Resisting as Female
Teacher Educators in Neoliberal Times.” AERA Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, April 8, 2019.*

6. Buffalo, G. “New York City Early Childhood Teachers’ Construction of Teaching Quality in a
Time of High-Stakes Certification.” AERA Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
April 7, 2019.

7. Buffalo, G. “Unpacking the Student Teaching Seminar.” Paper presented in symposium
entitled Unpacking Unflattening: Interdisciplinary and Multimodal Inquiry in Teaching and
Research. AERA Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 6, 2019.

8. Walker, D., Buffalo, G., & Lopez, A. “A Definition of Schooling as We Know It: The Beginning
of the End.” AERA Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 6, 2019.*

9. Buffalo, G. “Building Your Own Text Set.” CUNY ALST Faculty Panel [Invited Presentation],
New York, NY, December 8, 2015.  

10. Russell-Buffalo, G. and C. Gustafson. “Uncertain Knowings: A Dialogue on (Re)Thinking
Aesthetics in English Language Arts.” NCTE Annual Convention, Boston, MA, November 23,
2013.*  

11. Russell, G. and C. Gustafson.  “Uncertain Knowings: A Dialogue on (Re)thinking Aesthetics in
English Language Arts.” WLU Literacies for All Institute, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY,
July 20, 2013.*  

12. Russell, G. and K. Hutton. “Artist Romare Bearden as Literacy Sponsor, or What the
American Master Artist Can Add to the NC Classroom this Year.” North Carolina English
Teachers Association Conference, Charlotte, NC, September 29, 2012.*  

13. Russell, G. “Peter Elbow’s Vernacular Eloquence Across the Curriculum.” North Carolina
English Teachers Association Conference, Charlotte, NC, September 29, 2012.

14. Russell, G.  “Vernacular Eloquence and Multiple Literacies in and Out of School.”
Symposium on the Teaching of Writing with Peter Elbow, Amherst, MA, June 7, 2012.  

15. Russell, G. “The Reluctant Feminist.” Research on Women in Education Conference,
Houston, TX, October 28, 2011.  

16. Vetter, A., Russell, G., Myers, J., Wrobelski, H., and Marty, M. “Advancing Literacy through  
Teacher Research.” NCTE Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November, 2009.  

17. Russell, G., W. Duffy, A. Benson, and M.B. White. “Coming Clean: Understanding Literacy
through Ideological Self-Revelation.” Expanding Literacy Students Conference, The Ohio
State University, Columbus, OH, April 5, 2009.*  

18. Vetter, A., Reynolds, J., and Russell, G. “Turning Points: The Process of Becoming a Teacher
Researcher.” NCTE Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, November, 2008.  

19. Russell, G. “Writing Across the Curriculum.”  Elkin High School, Elkin, NC, March 2007.  

20. Russell, G. “Writing Across the Curriculum.”  Page High School, Greensboro, NC, February,
2004.   

21. Russell, G. and K. Hutton.  “The Art of Language and the Language of Art.”  North Carolina
English Teachers’ Association Annual Conference, Durham, NC, October 14, 2006.*  

22. Russell, G. “More than Machines: Using Focused Reflections to Help Students Own Their
Writing.” North Carolina English Teachers’ Association Conference, Charlotte, NC, October
1, 2004.   

23. Russell, G., J. Milner, and K. Bowen. “Supporting Writing Projects in North Carolina.”  North
Carolina Association for Curriculum Developers and Supervisors, Pinehurst, NC, February
2004. 

Awards and Honors

2020 New York City Early Childhood Research Network Early Career Scholar Award. Presented
by the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute (PDI). $5,000

2020 Teaching and Teacher Education (Division K) Invited Graduate Student Mentoring
Session. Presented by the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

1997 North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship (Full Scholarship). Presented by the
University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the Public School Forum. $32,000