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Engebretson receives Research Award for Excellence in Scholarship on Diversity

Engebretson1.jpgThe Department of Curriculum and Instruction would like to congratulate graduate student, Kathryn Engebretson on receiving the Research Award for Excellence in Scholarship on Diversity for a paper titled "How Preservice Teachers Encounter Themes of Sexual Violence in the Formal Curriculum." The award is given to a graduate student in Curriculum and Instruction every other year. This year, it was presented at the beginning of the C&I Graduate Student Research Day.

Engebretson's dissertation is an ethnography of a cohort of preservice secondary social studies teachers. She followed them and sat in on their methods courses for a year where she recorded each class and transcribed pertinent conversations which she then analyzed for the discourses that they were creating and reifying. This paper focuses on how these preservice teachers talk about the sexual violence in the 1861 memoir Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs.

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