Claiming Space, Identity, and Justice
16. Queering Educational Research and thePolitics of “Conservatively Queer”:Sexmuteness in American Public Schools, by Jenna McWilliams
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Queering Educational Research and the Politics of “Conservatively Queer”: Sexmuteness in American Public Schools
A high school teacher I have known for several years recently asked me to come to her classroom and work with one of her students. The student, she said, was smart but struggled socially—she was a bully. The student had also recently cut her hair very short and adopted a masculine version of her name. Students did not like her and did not want her in their classes. The teacher, knowing me well enough to think I might have some things in common with this student, hoped I could help get her back on track.
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