This summer, a co-edited book from UA's own Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton was published by Palgrave MacMillan. The book, entitled Feminism and Intersectionality in Academia: Women's Narratives and Experiences in Higher Education, features an introduction and sixteen chapters from various women contributors regarding their experiences navigating higher education. Included are chapters written by UA graduate student Maureen Flint and faculty Dr. Kelly Guyotte. Co-edited with Jill Ewing Flynn and Tanetha Jamay Grosland, Shelton's book emerged from conference presentations and conversations that highlighted a need to make these narratives visible. Congratulations to Dr. Shelton on this important work!
Note: UA students have free access to the book via the library website.
Blurb from the publisher's website: This edited volume explores the diversities and complexities of women’s experiences in higher education. Its emphasis on personal narratives provides a forum for topics not typically found in in print, such as mental illness, marital difficulties, and gender identity. The intersectional narratives afford typically disenfranchised women opportunities to share experiences in ways that de-center standard academic writing, while simultaneously making these stories accessible to a range of readers, both inside and outside higher education.
This past week, two PhD students in Educational Research successfully defended their dissertations. Caitlin Byrne's dissertation was entitled “'Making Good Teachers': A Study of Power, Discourse, and edTPA." Her work used Foucauldian Discourse Analysis to examine the practices of "good" teaching espoused by edTPA and as understood by preservice teacher candidates. Michelle Wooten's dissertation was entitled "Producing Transversal Flows: An n-1 Cartography of Academics’ of Science Teaching & Learning Practices and Values." Michelle's work explored academics-of-science-teaching-&-learning and cartographically mapped practices of connection and (disc)connection with educational and disciplinary fields. We are very proud of the hard work of both Caitlin and Michelle and wish them all the best!
The Fifteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2019) is now taking submissions for papers, posters, and panel presentations. The deadline is 1 December 2018. To submit, please visit their website: http://www.icqi.org/home/submission/
If you have questions about submitting, you can visit the FAQ page: http://www.icqi.org/faq/
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