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Kelly McFaden

Professor, Social Foundations of Education, University of North Georgia
Chapter Member: Georgia SSN
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About Kelly

McFaden  is a Professor and Department Head in the Social Foundations and Leadership Education department at the University of North Georgia. Previously a middle and high school teacher, she now focuses on teaching social justice and equity-based pedagogies to undergraduate and graduate students. Her research focuses on broad issues of social justice, gender and queer studies, and comparative and international education.



"White on White Education: The Power of Intersectional Sociological Imagination and Autobiography as Tools for Examining Controversy in Teacher Education" Thresholds in Education 39, no. 1 (2016): 85-99.

Discusses the power of Intersectional Sociological Imagination and Autobiography as tools for examining controversy in Teacher Education - Helping White students explore issues of privilege and oppression through autobiography.

"Educating in the Margins: Understanding Social Justice Education in the Space Between the Urban and the Rural" (with T. Jameson Brewer), in Educating for Social Justice: Field Notes From Rural Communities (Sense Publishers, 2020).

Understands social justice education in the space between the urban and the rural - Exploration of strategies for helping predominantly White students understand privilege and oppression.

Teach for All Counter-Narratives: International Perspectives on a Global Reform (edited with T. Jameson Brewer, K. DeMarrais, and ) (Peter Lang, 2020).

Teaches for all counter-narratives: International perspectives on a global reform movement - Collection of critical narratives from TFAll participants all over the world.