Baines, AnnMarie


San Francisco State University

AnnMarie Baines, Ph.D, (, Assistant Professor of Adolescent Development in the Department of Secondary Education at San Francisco State University, will be visiting the Center on Adolescence during the 2013-14 academic year. Her research uses ethnographic methods to study how formal and informal learning environments and everyday interactions shape academic identities and social development, particularly for youth with disabilities. Current work includes a school district collaboration to design accessible middle school learning environments and examine environmental barriers that impact student participation in valued opportunities. While at Stanford, she will also be completing a study of how high school youth develop future life pathways and exercise agency through technology and community connections. Her book, Unlearning Disability: Recognizing and changing disabling educational practices, looks at how perceptions of intelligence in varying social contexts shaped the identity development of nine adolescents with social and learning disabilities (to be released by Teachers College Press in early 2014). More information can be found at her website,