Edited By sj Miller and Nelson M. Rodriguez
About the book
The memoirs in this collection represent a cross-section of critical reflections by a queerly diverse set of individuals on their experiences inhabiting a variety of spaces within the field of education. In their stories, the authors share how they queered and are continuing to queer the academy in relation to questions of teaching, research, policy, and/or administration. Their memoirs speak across generations of queer educators and scholars; collectively their work highlights an array of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. As snapshots in time, the memoirs can be taken up as archive and studied in order to gain perspective on the issues facing queers in the academy across various intersections of identities related to ethnicity, culture, language, (a)gender, (a)sexuality, (dis)ability, socio-economic status, religion, age, veteran status, health status, and more. By way of the memoirs in this volume, a richer body of queer knowledge is offered that can be pulled from and infused into the academic and personal contexts of the work of educators queering academia. “With a queer identity comes a positioning that is both already troubled and continuously troubling, as we see in this breathtaking new collection of memoirs of educators queering academia. Miller, Rodriguez, and colleagues share their own life stories and professional journeys that are at once moving and arresting, haunting and joyful, as they both deconstruct and collectivize. Read this book and be prepared to queer your own engagement with academia and to be present with and grateful for such movement...
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