Queering Education in the Deep South

Edited by:
Kamden K. Strunk, Auburn University EFLT

A volume in the series: Research in Queer Studies. Editor(s): Hidehiro Endo, Akita International University.

Published 2018

This volume explores education in the Deep South, with a focus on LGBTQ students and educators, and on queer theoretical perspectives in education. The topics in this volume include teaching LGBTQ issues and queer studies in the Deep South, educational policy and practice in the Deep South as related to queer issues, and efforts to introduce queer literature to libraries and queer collections to archives. Authors in this volume examine what realities exist in education in the U.S. South currently, and what possibilities might be imagined in the future.

Introduction: Queering Education in the Deep South, Kamden K. Strunk. PART I: TEACHING QUEER STUDIES AND LGBTQ ISSUES. “We’re in the Freaking Bible Belt”: A Narrative Analysis of the Complexities of Addressing LGBTQ Topics while Teaching in the Deep South, Stephanie Anne Shelton. “No Matter What Personal Feelings We Have…”: Exploring the Tension Between Preservice Teachers’ Personal Ideologies About and Professional Responsibilities for LGBTQ Students, Carey E. Andrzejewski, Hannah Carson Baggett, and Rashida E. Askia. Disturbing Identities and Messy Entanglements: Teaching Queer Theory in the American South, Heather Palmer. PART II: QUEERING EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND PRACTICE. Queering the University: The Evolution of LGBTQ Inclusivity at a University in the Deep South, 1950–2016, Brittney L. Beck, Jennifer Jones, Wolfgang Sigmund, and Peter Westmoreland. Safe Schools Coalitions in the Deep South: Exploring Stories of Formation, Diversity, and Communication, Sarah R. Young, Nghi Phan, Evan Lowe, Ian Fields Stewart, and Christopher Rapisarda. Stonewalled at Every Level: Exploring the Experiences of College Student Affairs Administrators Advocating for Change in the Deep South, Georgianna L. Martin and Christopher Broadhurst. Making Sense of Contradictions in Deep South Schooling: Queer Potentialities and Possibilities, Andrea Beall and Kamden K. Strunk. From Football to Lecture Hallk: LGBTQ Perceptions of Campus Climate, Dexter Bracken, L. J. Winters, and Emalee J. W. Quickel. PART III: QUEERING LITERATURE, LIBRARIES, AND ARCHIVES. Archiving the Kings & Queen City: Creating a Queer Archive in Charlotte North Carolina, Joshua Burford. The LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana: A Community Organizing Success Story, Frank Perez. It Takes Three to Tango: Reading, Teaching, and Challenging Queer Literature in the South, Khirsten Doolan and Allison Rittmayer. Conclusion, Kamden K. Strunk. Author Biographies.


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