Kathleen Weiler's research has focused on the social, historical, and political context of education in relation to questions of gender, and includes ethnographic studies of classroom teaching, feminist theory and pedagogy, and historical studies of women educators in the American West. Her teaching and scholarship is concerned with issues of social justice and democratic education. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Spencer Foundation, and the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe. She was the recipient of a Fulbright senior scholar fellowship to Australia in 1995.
- Weiler, K. (2019). Maria Baldwin's Worlds. University of Massachusetts Press.
- Weiler, K. (2011). Democracy and Schooling in California: The Legacy of Helen Heffernan and Corinne Seeds. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Weiler, K. (Ed.) (2001). Feminist Engagements. Routledge.
- Weiler, K. and Middleton, S. (Eds.) (1999). Telling Women's Lives: Narrative Inquiries in History of Women's Education. Open University Press.
- Crocco, M., Munro, P., and Weiler, K. (1999). Pedagogies of Resistance: Women Educator Activists 1880-1960. Teachers College Press, 1999.
- Weiler, K. (1998). Country Schoolwomen: Teaching in Rural California 1850-1950. Stanford University Press.
- Weiler, K. (1988). Women Teaching for Change. Bergin and Garvey.
- Weiler, K. and Arnot, M. (Eds.) (1993). Feminism and Social Justice in Education. Falmer Press.