Episode 69: The Complexity of Citizenship for Black Women Social Studies Teachers with Amanda E. Vickery

In episode 69, Michael and Dan chat with Amanda E. Vickery to discuss her recent Theory & Research in Social Studies article “‘You excluded us for so long and now you want us to be patriotic?’: African American Women Teachers Navigating the Quandary of Citizenship.” Our conversation challenges the notion of what citizenship is and the many ways in which it can be taught. 

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Vickery, A. E. (2017).You excluded us for so long and now you want us to be patriotic?’: African American Women Teachers Navigating the Quandary of Citizenship. Theory & Research in Social Education, 45(3), 318-348.
  2. Amanda Elizabeth Vickery, (2017) ““Women know how to get things done”: narrative of an intersectional movement“, Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 12 Issue: 1, pp.31-41.
  3. Check out Amanda E. Vickery’s Research Gate page for more work by her!
  4. She is also on Twitter – @DrMandaLizVick.
  5. Facing History and Ourselves has some great lessons on exploring identity in the United States – check it out!
  6. Here’s one take on the Iowa Senator who-shall-not-be-named Western Civilization superiority comments discussed in the podcast, “The Problem With Rep. Steve King’s Take on the Superiority of Western Civilization” by Lily Rothman (2016, July 19th)

Contact

Amanda E. Vickery is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Preparation at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary social studies methods. Her research focuses on how Black women teachers utilize experiential and community knowledge to reconceptualize the construct of citizenship. Her scholarship has been published in Theory and Research in Social Education, Urban Education, Journal of Social Studies Research, Gender and Education, The High School Journal, Social Studies Research and Practice, and The International Journal of Multicultural Education. She is a former middle school social studies teacher in Pflugerville, Texas.

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