Dr. Esa Syeed, Assistant Professor

: PSY-125
Phone: (562) 985-5690

Main Courses:

  • SOC 354 – Qualitative Methods
  • SOC 427 – Social Order and Social Change

Research & Teaching Interests:

  • Urban Education; Social Movements; Qualitative Methods; Race/Ethnicity


  • Georgetown University, BA
  • American University, MA
  • New York University, Sociology of Education, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • Syeed, Esa. 2017. “An Open and Shut Case: Comparing Outcomes of School Closures in Washington, D.C.” In The Costs of School Closures. Ed. Ebony Duncan. 
  • Syeed, Esa. 2015 (Oct 2). “Don’t Call it a Comeback for Neighborhood Schools.” Shelterforce. National Housing Institute. Winter 2015-2016.
  • Syeed, Esa and Pedro Noguera. 2014. “When Parents United: A Historical Case Study Examining the Changing Civic Landscape of American Urban Education Reform.” Journal of Social Science Education 13(4): 122-139.