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Kara O'Neil

Ask Me About History of Social Pedagogy


Kara O’Neil is currently serving as Co-President of the Board to the Social Pedagogy Association.

She holds an MA in Social Cultural Pedagogy from Arizona State University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Social Pedagogy from Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany.

Kara served as a co-founder and former officer of the Social and Cultural Pedagogy Graduate Organization (SCP-GO) at Arizona State University. She has worked in a variety of care-settings, to include residential homes for children with special needs, residential retirement homes, and more recently as a co-founder and Board President of the Foster Children's Rights Coalition.

She works closely with international partners toward the shared goal of expanding the reach and understanding of Social Pedagogy worldwide. Kara is an accomplished public speaker. Her academic interests include the history of social pedagogy, children's rights, cultural and transnational relationships, and social media in relation to social change and social movements.  She is passionate about progressive social transformation, cultural literacy, and political literacy.

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