These Kids: Identity, Agency, and Social Justice at a Last Chance High School.  University of Chicago Press.  (link to Amazon page) 


Glass, R. & Nygreen, K. (2011). Class, Race, and the Discourse of College for All. Invited paper for Democracy & Education

Nygreen, K. (2010). From Voicing Your Opinion to Politicized Voice: A Youth-Led Social Justice Class at an Urban Continuation High School. Ethnography and Education, Vol. 5, No. 3 (September 2010), p. 245-260

Nygreen, K. (2009).  Critical Dilemmas in PAR: Toward a New Theory of Engaged Research for Social Change. Social Justice. Vol. 36, No. 4, p. 14-35

The S.I.N. Collective (2009). Constructing a Counter-Narrative: Students Informing Now Re-Frame the Debate on Immigration and Education.  Invited Policy Column, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Vol. 52, No. 5, p. 439-442.  

The S.I.N. Collective (2007). Students Informing Now (S.I.N.) Challenge the Racial State in California Without Shame… SIN Vergüenza!  In Educational Foundations, Vol. 21, No. 1-2, p. 71-90

Nygreen, K. (2006). Reproducing or Challenging Power in the Questions We Ask and the Methods We Use: A Framework for Activist Research in Urban Education.  The Urban Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, p. 1-26

Nygreen, K., Sánchez, P. & Kwon, S. (2006). Urban Youth Building Community through Participatory Research in Homes, Schools, and Organizations.  Journal of Community Practice, Vol 14, No. 1-2, p. 107-123


Saba, Mariella, Kysa Nygreen, Alejandra Leyva, Laura Moreno, Grecia Hernandez, Bernadette Velasquez, Hugo Lujan, Miguel Carvente. Humanizing Education and Humanizing Society. Submitted to Regeneracion: The Association of Raza Educators Quarterly


Nygreen, K. (2010). The Central Paradox of Critical Pedagogy: Learning From Practice at an Urban Last-Chance High School. In Sherff, L. & K. Spector (eds.), Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Clashes and Confrontations. Rowman & Littlefield

Nygreen, K. (2008), Urban Youth Constructing Racialized and Classed Political Identity. In Bixby, J. & Pace, J. (eds.). Educating Democratic Citizens in Troubled Times: Qualitative Studies of Current Efforts. Albany: SUNY Press

Gregory, A., Nygreen, K. & Moran, D. (2006). The Discipline Gap and the Normalization of Failure.  In Noguera, P. & Wing, J. (eds.), Unfinished Business: One School’s Effort to Close the Achievement Gap. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

(Reprint) Nygreen, K., Sánchez, P. & Kwon, S.A. (2006). Urban Youth Building Community through Participatory Research in Homes, Schools, and Organizations.  In Checkoway, Barry and Lorraine Gutierrez (eds),Youth Participation and Community Change.  New York: Routledge.



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