Catherine Lugg is a professor of education in the Department of Theory, Policy and Administration, Graduate School of Education, at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Her research interests include educational politics and history, and the influences of social movements and political ideology have on educational politics and policy. More generally, she obsesses about schools, politics and culture from a pointedly queer theoretical orientation.
Her research has appeared in Educational Policy, Educational Administration Quarterly, the Journal of School Leadership, the Journal of Educational Administration, School Leadership and Management, the Journal of Curriculum and Practice, the American Journal of Semiotics, Pennsylvania History, and Education and Urban Society. She is also the author of two books, For God & Country: Conservatism and American School Policy (Peter Lang), and Kitsch: From Education to Public Policy (Falmer).