Niral Shah

  • Faculty & Postdocs


Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education

116P Erickson, (517) 432-9991

Niral Shah’s research focuses on equity in STEM education. He is interested in the interaction between societal discourses and the dynamics of teaching and learning in STEM. His research has investigated processes of racialization in mathematics, with an emphasis on how racial narratives (e.g., “Asians are good at math”) mediate classroom interactions and serve to position students as more or less capable of learning mathematics. His work in computer science investigates the relationship between status hierarchies and students’ opportunities to learn.