Episode 151: Articulating Whiteness in Social Studies Education with Andrea Hawman and Sarah Shear

In episode 151, Dan and Michael chat with friends of the pod, Drs. Andrea Hawkman and Sarah Shear, about their new book, Marking the “Invisible”: Articulating Whiteness in Social Studies Education.”

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Hawkman, A. & Shear, S. (Eds.) (2020). Marking “invisible”: Articulating whiteness in social studies education. Information Age Publishing.
  2. Add APA politics of capitalization reference
    1. Matias, C. E., Viesca, K. M., Garrison-Wade, D. F., Tandon, M., & Galindo, R. (2014). “What is critical whiteness studies doing in OUR nice field like critical race theory: Applying CRT and CWS to understand the white imaginations of white teacher candidates. Equity & Excellence in Education, 47(3), 289-304. 
    2. Thompson, A. (2004). Gentlemanly orthodoxy: Critical race feminism, whiteness theory, and the APA Manual. Educational Theory, 54(1) 27–57.
  3. Some other books we mentioned or recommend:
    1. Kendi, I. X. (2017). Stamped from the beginning: The definitive history of racist ideas in America. Bold Type Books.
    2. Au, W., Brown, A. L., & Calderón, D. (2016). Reclaiming the multicultural roots of US curriculum: Communities of color and official knowledge in education. Teachers College Press.
  4. Social Studies and Race/ism
    1. Chandler, P. T. (Ed.). (2015). Doing race in social studies: Critical perspectives. Information Age. 
    2. Chandler, P. T. & Hawley, T. S. (Eds). (2017). Race lessons: Using inquiry to teach about race in social studies. Information Age. 
    3. Epstein, T. (2009). Interpreting national history: Race, identity, and pedagogy in classrooms and communities. Routledge.
    4. Ladson-Billings, G. (2003). (Ed.). Critical race theory perspectives on social studies: The profession, policies, and curriculum. Information Age Publishing. 
    5. Pang, V. O., Rivera, J. J., & Gillette, M. (1998). Can CUFA be a leader in the national debate on racism? Theory & Research in Social Education, 26(3), 430-436. 
    6. Woyshner, C. & Bohan, C. H. (Eds.). (2012). Histories of social studies and race: 1865-2000. Palgrave Macmillan. 


Andrea M. Hawkman, Ph.D. (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education and Cultural Studies at Utah State University. Her research focuses on the enactment of racialized pedagogies in the PK-20 classroom and the intersection of education policy and social studies teaching. She can be reached on Twitter @ahawk12 or by email andrea.hawkman@usu.edu.

Sarah B. Shear, Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education, University of Washington-Bothell. Her work examines race/ism and settler colonialism in K-12 social studies curriculum, specifically state-mandated standards and textbooks representations of Indigenous peoples and nations. Sarah’s work also examines settler colonialism in teacher education, film, and qualitative inquiry. You can find out more about her by visiting her website, http://sarahshearphd.com.


We would like to thank Zack Seitz of Wylie High School (TX) and the University of North Texas for his editing skills.

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