Profile: Nora E. Hyland | Graduate School of Education

Profile: Nora E. Hyland

Associate Professor


Professional Affiliations:

American Educational Research AssociationDivision K

American Educational Research Association, Division G

National Council for the Social Studies, College and University Faculty Assembly

Society for Community Research and Action

  • Departments

    Department of Learning & Teaching

  • Education

    Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Research Initiatives

    Using ethnographic research methodology, I examine the ways that race, class, gender, and sexuality position individuals within the sociocultural context of schools.  Critical, feminist, and postmodern theory provide frameworks for me to understand the discourse and practices that preserve or disrupt inequity in schooling.  I  am particularly interested in the role of  teachers in disrupting oppressive discourse and practice and working toward emancipatory teaching.  To this end, I utilize participatory action research in my work with teachers to critically examine their practice.


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