Recently, two books to which Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton contributed received prestigious awards. The book Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality has been awarded the 2017 Stonewall Award--Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award. The book Transforming education: Teaching, affirming, and honoring the lives of trans and (a)gender creative youth has been awarded the 2017 AERA Division K Exemplary Research Award. Congratulations to our amazing colleague on her excellent scholarship!
Below are citations for Dr. Shelton's work:
Shelton, S.A. (2016). Aren’t there any poor gay people besides me?: Teaching LGBT issues in the rural South. In Annika Butler-Wall, Kim Cosier, Rachel Harper, Jeff Sapp, Jody Sokolower, & Melissa Bollow Tempel (Eds.), Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality (110-118). Milwaukee, WI: Rethinking Schools, Ltd.
Shelton, S. A. & Lester, A. O. S. (2016). Risks and resiliency: Trans* students in the ruralSouth. In sj Miller (Ed.), Trans*forming education: Teaching, affirming, and honoring the lives of trans* and (a)gender creative youth (143-161). New York, NY: Routledge Press.
What did you do over Spring Break? Our very own Dr. Aaron Kuntz is traveling to Athens, Georgia as an invited speaker for The UGA College of Education's Research Colloquium. The title of his talk is: Higher Education, Inquiry, and the Government of Things. In his presentation, Dr. Kuntz will examine how contemporary practices of research provoke governable things through a particular rendering of materialism. He says, "As a gloss, conventional forms of research emphasize representational identities that exist outside of material context. I situate these research practices as operating from a logic of extraction. Alternatively, new materialist research orientations emphasize relations within phenomena, foregoing commitments to external or a priori subjects. These inquiry practices operate according to relational logics. More than academic wordplay, engaging extractive or relational logics has very real implications for inquiry practice, particularly in education and the social sciences. As such, I ground my presentation through a close examination of faculty work as understood according to extractive and relational logics, emphasizing the consequences of both approaches. I end with a consideration of materialist methodologies as an attempt to inquire differently within the field of higher education and making possible alternative conceptions of faculty work, productive resistance, and a renewed governance of things." For more information, click here.
Congratulations to Dr. Kuntz on this exciting opportunity!
Please note the proposal deadline for the Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling Graduate Research Symposium has been extended to March 17, 2017.
You can submit your proposal here.
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