Critical Storytelling in Uncritical Times

Undergraduates Share Their Stories in Higher Education

  • Nicholas D. Hartlep
  • Brandon O. Hensley
  • Carmella J. Braniger
  • Michael E. Jennings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Stories of Marginalization, Silencing, and Alienation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gregory Michael Brewer
      Pages 3-9
    3. Allison Cummings, Amanda Glesing
      Pages 11-18
    4. Justin Hayes
      Pages 19-23
    5. Anonymous Anonymous
      Pages 25-28
    6. Daniel Searcy
      Pages 29-32
    7. Jayce Sorrentino
      Pages 33-35
  3. Identity Politics, Sexism, Racism, and Relationships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Zuzana Sulcova
      Pages 39-42
    3. Brandon O. Hensley
      Pages 43-51
    4. Deisha Marshall
      Pages 59-60
    5. Joey Dundovich
      Pages 61-65
    6. Chelsea Berg
      Pages 67-69
    7. Anonymous Anonymous
      Pages 71-71
    8. Mckenzie Sauer
      Pages 73-75
    9. Natalie Kozelka
      Pages 77-79
  4. Mental Health, the Body, and Issues of Stigmatization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Amanda Reyes
      Pages 83-85
    3. Kendall Keller
      Pages 87-89
    4. Laquinta Moy
      Pages 91-92
    5. Carmella Braniger
      Pages 93-105
    6. Alexa Duncan
      Pages 107-115
    7. Becky Falls
      Pages 117-128
    8. Emma Hastings
      Pages 129-136
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 137-148

About this book


Critical Storytelling in Uncritical Times shares the stories of undergraduate students and educators in U.S. higher education. Storytellers in this volume grapple with issues of bullying, stigma surrounding mental health, cultural barriers, gender inequity, and other forms of struggle in educational settings. The disciplinary backgrounds of the authors are diverse, including Psychology, English, Communication Studies, Business, and Educational Foundations. The authors write stories about their role(s) in resisting (or failing to resist) oppressive conditions in schooling, and their contributions draw attention to critical problems in 21st century. This anthology was planned, written, and edited by students and four faculty members. The stories shared in each chapter were completely at the discretion of the contributor. By making themselves vulnerable, participants investigated stories of personal and social import. This book engages a community of critical voices in an age where critical storytelling has never mattered more. “Critical Storytellling in Uncritical Times is a pulsating work of self and social discovery, where autoethnographic accounts of high school students, pre-service teachers and teachers are assembled into a ‘cut and mix,’ a flux-and-change ethnographic prism that enables readers to view students as educators and educators and future educators as students. It is a book that shows how alliances for social justice can be formed that transcend race, class, age, gender, sexuality and social capital. All of us in the teaching profession would do well to read this book together with their students.” – Peter McLaren, Distinguished Professor, Chapman University


Storytelling Autoethnography Qualitative Inquiry Critical Theory Undergraduates

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas D. Hartlep
    • 1
  • Brandon O. Hensley
    • 2
  • Carmella J. Braniger
    • 3
  • Michael E. Jennings
    • 4
  1. 1.Metropolitan State UniversitySt. PaulUSA
  2. 2.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Millikin UniversityDecaturUSA
  4. 4.Furman UniversityGreenvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6351-005-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-722X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-7238
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