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Rachel Skrlac Lo

Rachel Skrlac Lo
University of Villanova · Education & Counseling

PhD

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Purpose This study aims to share the development of new conceptual tools, which merge theories of critical whiteness studies (CWS), epistemic injustice and abolitionist teaching, applying them to the discourse of pre- and in-service teachers across the predominantly white institutions (PWIs) as they discuss antiracist teaching through the book Stam...
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In this paper, we analyse a group of 6 and 7 year olds’ interactions during a literacy event. We explore the complexities of their meaning-making following a read aloud of Where the Wild Things Are (Sendak 1963). Our focus is on discourses of gender/sex/uality, a term that acknowledges the complex relationship between gender, sex and sexuality, and...
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This study examines representations of identity and society in two popular YA dystopian novels, Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games and Veronica Roth’s Divergent, and how they are positioned in relation to contemporary social order. Drawing from queer theory and methods of critical content analysis, we investigate the use of chronotopes, literary device...
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This article proposes a reflective process to increase awareness of heteronormativity in student-teacher and student-student interactions. I used 3 theoretical lenses–queer, feminist, and intersectional–to identify and analyze how gender, sex, and sexuality norms influenced interactions in an after-school reading club. This research site was design...
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This article explores contemporary childhoods through a lens of epistemic privileges and injustices in order to consider the experiences of children whose family models may not reflect the heterosexual norm. More than 14 million children in the United States have one or more gay parents. As the legal definition of marriage in the United States now...
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This is a book review. Designed for university-level children’s literature and literacy courses, Mary Roche has written an accessible text on using literature to engage in critical thinking practices with readers from the very young to grown adults. In the introduction, she notes the book is a guide to “introduce children to good literature, big id...
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This qualitative inquiry uses queer theory and an epistemic justice framework to analyze interactions in a reading club for first graders. The title “Club Reports” is a play on words referring both to this dissertation and to a bound book of the children’s work. The literary event of a weekly reading club is a lens to consider literacy as a social...
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This collection of essays considers new ways of analyzing picturebooks and contributes to the dialogue on text-image duality by encompassing whole book readings, the role of the reader, interactions between reader and audience, and the shifting nature of book design. Strengths include the diverse range of international texts considered in the essay...
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A personal reflection about Dr. Sipe as a teacher and a mentor.

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