Julie Minikel-Lacocque Assistant Professor

Julie Minikel-Lacocque

Instructor for:

CIGENRL 350/550: Introduction to ESL & Bilingual Education (combined undergraduate and graduate course)
CIGENRL 710: Culture and Language (graduate special topics course, online)
CIGENRL 455/655: Teaching Content in the Bilingual Classroom (combined undergraduate and graduate course)
CINGENRL 354: Critical Perspectives on Bilingual Learners in Schools (undergraduate course)
Supervisor for Field Study and Student Teaching experiences

Educational Background:

BA, Carleton College, Northfield, MN: 1995
MAT, The School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT: 2002
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison: 2009

Research Interests:

Race and racism in schools; College access and the transition to college for underrepresented students; Financial aid & low-income students in higher education; Urban education; Social constructions of "success" in school for racial and linguistic minorities; K-12 pathways to and preparation for college; Qualitative Methodologies; Programs and policies related to college preparation and access.


Minikel-Lacocque, J.  2015.  Getting College Ready: Latin@ Student Experiences of Race, Access, and Belonging at Predominantly White Universities.  New York, NY:  Peter Lang Publishing.

Minikel-Lacocque, J. 2015. “You See the Whole Tree, Not Just the Stump:” Religious Fundamentalism, Capital, and Public Schooling. Curriculum Inquiry,45(2), 176-197.


Minikel-Lacocque, J. 2013. "Racism, College, And The Power of Words: Racial Microaggressions Reconsidered." American Educational Research Jouornal, 50(3), 432-465.


Minikel-Lacocque, J. 2013. "Confessions of a Wannabe Homeschooler." Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 14(3).

Minikel-Lacocque, J. & Goldrick-Rab, S. (In progress). "Family Obligation, Financial Reciprocity and Need-Based Financial Aid."

Minikel-Lacocque, J. (In progress). "Comparing In-Depth Qualitative Interviewing and the Therapeutic Process: Dilemmas, Ethics, and Boundaries."

Goldrick-Rab, S., Harris, D, Benson, J, Bowman, A., Byrd, D., Honts, F., Luedke, C., Kelchen, R., Kinsley, P., Minikel-Lacocque, J., & St. Louis, T. (2010). " A Statistical Portrait of First-Time, Full-Time Pell Grant Recipients Attending Wisconsin's Public Colleges and Universities: Freshman Semester, Fall 2008." Baseline Report, Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study.