BA, Carleton College, Northfield, MN: 1995
MAT, The School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT: 2002
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison: 2009
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 Journal, 50(3), 432-465.
Minikel-Lacocque, J. 2013. "Confessions of a Wannabe Homeschooler." Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 14(3).
Minikel-Lacocque, J. (In progress). "Comparing In-Depth Qualitative Interviewing and the Therapeutic Process: Dilemmas, Ethics, and Boundaries."