Christopher Busey

Christopher Busey 

Associate Professor

Christopher Busey





PO Box 117048
Gainesville, FL 32611


Dr. Christopher L. Busey is an associate professor in the Teachers, Schools, and Society program in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida where he primarily teaches courses for the Critical Studies in Race, Ethnicity, and Culture specialization. He is also affiliate faculty for the Center for Latin American Studies and the African American Studies program. Dr. Busey's transdisciplinary research agenda draws from multiple strands of Black thought such as African Diaspora theory, AfroLatinx/American studies, transnational Black feminism, and decolonial studies. More recently, Dr. Busey's research examines Afro-Latinx/Afro-Latin American history and citizenship education, intersections of African-American and Afro-Latin American racial thought, and the racial politics of education for Afro-descendants across the Americas. These explorations are often assigned relevance to civic and citizenship formations. Dr. Busey received the 2017-2018 Global Fellows Award from the University of Florida International Center to support his most recent research project which situates Black ethnic education within broader political reform efforts driven by Black activism. Dr. Busey has published over 15 scholarly manuscripts related to his research interests. He is a member of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). His paper on anti-Black racism in Latin America and a transnational conceptualization of Critical Race Theory won the 2018 AERA Social Studies Research SIG Outstanding Paper Award.


  • School of Teaching and Learning
  • Collaborative for Equity in Education

Research Interests

Curriculum Development, International Education, Knowledge and Theory, Methodological Research, Multicultural and Minority Education, Qualitative Research, Race / Ethnicity Issues, Social Studies Education, Theoretical Perspectives, Urban Education


  • Ph.D. in Social Science Education, August 2013 University of Central Florida
  • M.A. in Social Science Education, May 2009 University of Central Florida
  • B.A. in Political Science, African American Studies, August 2006 University of Florida

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Florida, 2017 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Texas State University, 2014 - 2017
  • Assistant Professor, Kent State University, 2013 - 2014

Activities and Honors

  • 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Award, College of Education, University of Florida, April 2020
  • Superior Accomplishment Award, University of Florida, Student Affairs, February 2020
  • Outstanding Paper Award, American Educational Research Association, Social Studies Research SIG, April 2018

Selected Grants

Black in Mexico: Rethinking Mexican and Latinx Identity for the 21st Century

Funding Agency
  • Texas State University Equity & Access Grant
Project Period
  • 2016
Award Amount
  • $2,000

The Afro-Latinx in Social Studies: Enhancing Content Knowledge for Social Studies Education

Funding Agency
  • Texas State University College of Education Pilot Research Grant
Project Period
  • 2014
Award Amount
  • $4,596

Selected Publications

  • Busey, C. L. (2020). Anti-Black racism, racial inequality, and Black death in Latin America: Is racial equality a civil right or a human right? In B. Maguth & G. Wu (Eds.), Global learning based on the C3 Framework in the K-12 social studies classroom (pp. 255-268). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Busey, C. L., & Milligan, E. (2020). Transnational blackness: Theoretical, curricular, and pedagogical considerations for contextualizing Afro-Latin@ identity in U.S. history courses. In K. Caldwell & E. Chavez (Eds.), Engaging the African Diaspora in K-12 education (pp. 153-164). New York, NY: Peter Lang.
  • Busey, C. L. (2019). Más que esclavos: A BlackCrit examination of the treatment of Afro-Latin@s in U.S. high school world history textbooks. Journal of Latinos and Education, 18(3), 197-214. doi: 10.1080/15348431.2017.1386102
  • Khan, N. M., Simmons, C., & Busey, C. L. (2019). Same story, different country? A comparative analysis of representations of Black histories in mainstream secondary textbooks across the African Diaspora. In L.J. King (Ed.), Perspectives on the teaching of Black history in schools (pp. 127-149). Charlotte, NC: Information Age