» Dr. Anna Wilson
Associate Professor

College of Educational Studies
Dr. Anna Wilson
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Education
Heritage University, Bachelor of Arts
Heritage University, Master of Arts
Washington State University, Ph.D. in Counseling
The University of Texas At Austin, Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction
Biography

I received my doctorate in Counseling Psychology and Sociology from Washington State University in 1981.  My scholarship, at that time, focused on criminology, in particular battered women and children.  I was one of three nationally recognized experts in the burgeoning field of domestic violence, teaching at San Jose State University and Eastern Kentucky University.  In 1994, I returned to college entering The University of Texas at Austin earning a second doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and Qualitative Methodology.  My scholarship focused on desegregation, in particular the voices of African American teachers who were deeply involved in the civil rights movement to overturn segregation in the United States.

My scholarship has a consistent theme during my academic life with a focus on race, class, gender, and sexual identity.  I have published books, book chapters, journal articles, and given presentations at international, national, and local conferences.  I am committed to enacting social justice and equality of opportunity for those people who remain on the margins. 

I am a member of the American Educational Research Association and have held several appointed and elected offices including the Ethics Committee and Chairperson of the Queer Studies Special Interest Group.  I am also a member of the Curriculum Theorizing Conference, the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, and the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies.

Scholarly Research Interests:

My research interests have remained consistent over my academic career focusing on race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual identity.  My current research engages with questions of identity, both in schools and through historical analysis of archival data.  The problematizing of school culture for LGBTQ students and teachers is critical to address through research and scholarship, particularly for undocumented queer students of color.  My second area of scholarship examines the social construction of identity, specifically lesbian identity, through analysis of archival documents  such as photographs, journals, letters, and postcards.    

Publications:

BOOKS

Wilson, A. V. and Bloomfield, V., editors, (2012), Voices of LGBTQ Students and Teachers:  Problematizing the Culture of Schooling, Paradigm Publishers

Batagiannis, S., Kanpol, B. and Wilson, A. V., editors, (2012) .  Book Two of the Trilogy:  The Hope for Audacity:  From Cynicism to Hope in Educational Leadership and Policy, Peter Lang Publishers

CHAPTERS

Wilson, A. V. and Bloomfield, V. (2012)  “’Equality for All’ Means Classrooms, Too,” in Book One of the Trilogy:  The Hope for Audacity:  From Cynicism to Hope in Educational Leadership and Policy, edited by Monzo, L. and SooHoo, S. Peter Lang Publishers

Wilson, A. V. and Bloomfield, V. “Introduction:  Entering the Conversation” in Wilson, A. V. and Bloomfield, V., editors, (2012), Voices of LGBTQ Students and Teachers:  Problematizing the Culture of Schooling, Paradigm Publishers

Wilson, A. V. “Raising Awareness:  Troubling the Waters” in Wilson, A. V. and Bloomfield, V., editors, (2012), Voices of LGBTQ Students and Teachers:  Problematizing the Culture of Schooling, Paradigm Publishers

Wilson, A. V.  (2012) “Climate and Culture/Fostering Positive Identities” in Wilson, A. V. and Bloomfield, V., editors, Voices of LGBTQ Students and Teachers:  Problematizing the Culture of Schooling, Paradigm Publishers

Wilson, A. V.  (2012) “Transformative Practices” in Wilson, A. V. and Bloomfield, V., editors, Voices of LGBTQ Students and Teachers:  Problematizing the Culture of Schooling, Paradigm Publishers

Wilson, A. V. and Bloomfield, V. (2012) “Queer – Straight Conversations:  Anna and Veronica” in Wilson, A. V. and Bloomfield, V., editors, (2012), Voices of LGBTQ Students and Teachers:  Problematizing the Culture of Schooling, Paradigm Publishers

Wilson, A. V. (2012) “Problematizing the Privileging of Lesbian Voices:  The Subaltern Voices of Women Loving Women within the Lesbian Narrative,” in Culturally Responsive and Socially Responsible Research Methodology, edited by SooHoo,  S., Berryman, M.,  and Nevin, A.  Emerald Books.

JOURNALS

Wilson, A. V. (2010) Special Issues Editor of the Issues in Teacher Education Journal with theme of GLBT issues in schools, Vol 19 (2)

Wilson, A. V. (2010) “Introduction to the Special LGBT Issue”, Issues in Teacher Education Journal, Vol 19 (2):  5 – 10.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Wilson, A. V. ,Bloomfield, V. and Lane, R. (2012) “Equality for All” Means Classrooms, Too,” in Book One of the Trilogy: The Hope for Audacity: From Cynicism to Hope in Educational Leadership and Policy, edited by Monzo, L. and Mertz, A. Peter Lang
Batagiannis, S., Kanpol, B. and Wilson, A. V. editors, (2012) . Book Two of the Trilogy: The Hope for Audacity: From Cynicism to Hope in Educational Leadership and Policy, Peter Lang Publishers
Wilson, A. V. (2012) “Stick and Stones May Break My Bones”, Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Wilson, A. V. (2010) Special Issues Editor of the Issues in Teacher Education Journal with theme of GLBT issues in schools, Vol 19 (2)
Wilson, A. V. (2010) “Introduction to the Special LGBT Issue”, Issues in Teacher Education Journal, Vol 19 (2): 5 – 10.