Confessions from the Classroom
For … my mother, who told me I was pretty as a tomboy, even though I didn’t believe her. Hilary, for loving feminine guys, butch women, and me in particular. Lisa Walter, who has guided me through the personal challenges of gender and research. Heather Algie, Star Davey, and Eleanor Anckaert, for teaching these gen- der workshops with me, and for offering important insights about the research on the long drives and at the cafés along the road. Alexander Nagthall and Katie Corbett, who chose to do their alternative placements on this research, examining data and writing, and providing me valuable feedback. Hilary Cook and Cynthia Budgell, for reading through my drafts, recognizing both the beauty and the problems, and pushing me forward. Jackie Muldoon, for supporting my personal and professional growth as a col- league and scholar, and leading a School of Education where my work is valued. Julia Curry-Rodríguez and Kathryn Blackmer Reyes, for their continued encour- agement of my creative and scholarly works. Cathy Bruce, for her excitement and resources while I was writing the SSHRC grant. Jaime Garcia, for the cognac and many talks at NACCS about methodologies, education, and designing this research. André Grace, for his strong support of my work through his comments, especially at our annual gatherings at CSSE. Barb Taylor, for her friendship and for producing the film Tomboy, from which this research was built. Loralee Gillis, for personally and professionally supporting my work and connecting me with a community at...
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