Episode 178: Feminist social studies teachers with Kaylene Stevens

In episode 178, Dan and Michael chat with Kaylene Stevens about her new publication in Theory & Research in Social Education titled, “How the 2016 US presidential election and the #MeToo movement impacted feminist social studies teachers.”

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Stevens, K. M., & Martell, C. C. (2021). Five years later: How the 2016 US presidential election and the #MeToo movement impacted feminist social studies teachers. Theory & Research in Social Education, 49(2), 201-226.
  2. Martell, C. C., & Stevens, K. M. (2020). Teaching history for justice: Centering activism in students’ study of the past. Teachers College Press.
  3. Episode 77: Approaches to Teaching Race in the Social Studies Classroom with Chris Martell & Kaylene Stevens
  4. The Combahee River Collective Statement
  5. You can read the work of Kaylene’s bestie, Ibram X. Kendi, at Boston University:
    1. Kendi, I. X. (2016). Stamped from the beginning: The definitive history of racist ideas in America. Hachette UK.
    2. Reynolds, J., & Kendi, I. X. (2020). Stamped: Racism, antiracism, and you: A remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
    3. Kendi, I. X. (2019). How to be an antiracist. One world.
  6. Stevens, K. M., & Martell, C. C. (2019). Feminist social studies teachers: The role of teachers’ backgrounds and beliefs in shaping gender-equitable practices. The Journal of Social Studies Research, 43(1), 1-16.


Kaylene Stevens 

Dr. Stevens is the program director for social studies education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and current lecturer in the department of teaching of learning. She teaches historical literacy, research methods, and elementary and secondary social studies methods. Prior to her work at Boston University, she was a high school teacher at Framingham High School for 14 years and Department Chair for the Social Studies Department for 4 years. She has several publications on gender equitable and race conscious teaching in the social studies classroom. Her work has been featured in The Journal of Social Studies Research and Theory & Research in Social Education. She recently co-authored a book Teaching History for Justice through Columbia Teachers’ College Press. Dr. Stevens and her colleague Dr. Martinelle are currently overseeing a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to assess alignment of social studies instructional materials to the state standards. She is a faculty affiliate with Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research.

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