Dr. Ricky Lee Allen is an associate professor in the Department of Language, Literacy, & Sociocultural Studies at UNM. He received his Ph.D. in Education (Urban Schooling) from UCLA. He specializes in critical studies of race, critical pedagogy, and critical social theory. His scholarship focuses on the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of White identity politics.
Dr. Allen's work addresses the material and psychic violence of structural racism and its relationship to white psychology. As an intervention, he labors to reimagine how whites can respond positively to systemic white power and privilege.