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Beyond Essentialism: Narratives of Intersectionality in Social Studies Education

Thu Nov 29 9:00 am to 10:15 am
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Grand Ballroom A, Ballroom Level, East Tower

Tianna Dowie-Chin, University of Florida

On the Uses of Intersectionality in Social Studies Research


Discussant:Kristen Duncan, Texas State University

This paper reviews the uses of intersectionality in social studies research, aiming to complicate prevailing understandings and uncover new opportunities for intersectional analysis. While research increasingly highlights the experiences of multiply-marginalized groups, we still need to explore how marginalization and privilege are co-constituted in social studies classrooms and curriculum.
Lisa Sibbett, University of Washington

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Gender Issues but Bring Race into the Mix: Perceptions and Understandings of Women's Histories and Movements


Discussant:Kristen Duncan, Texas State University

We share findings of the ways in which students in a Gender and Education course conceived of, understood, and interpreted women's historical movements in the U.S. through survey and document-based questions. We conclude by sharing implications for further research and how educators might build on successes and address shortcomings.
Daniel Krutka, University of North Texas; Lauren Colley, University of Alabama

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I got your back: Muslim Girls and Mothers (Re)telling and (Re)living Stories of Relational Resistance


Discussant:Kristen Duncan, Texas State University

Drawing from my two-year narrative inquiry (Clandinin, 2013; Clandinin & Connelly, 2000) alongside three Canadian Muslim girls and their mothers, I foreground our relational resistance to single stories (Adichie, 2009) and arrogant perceptions (Lugones, 1987) of who we are or 'should' be as Muslim females.
Muna Saleh, Concordia University of Edmonton

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Women's History Students Learn About Race Through Historical Memoir: Anne Moody's Coming of Age in Mississippi


Discussant:Kristen Duncan, Texas State University

This project explores the impact of a women's history class unit based on the autobiography Coming of Age in Mississippi on students' un

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