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Intersectionality Narratives in the Classroom

“Outsider Teachers” and Teaching Others


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sara Makris
    Pages 13-22
  3. Sara Makris
    Pages 23-32
  4. Sara Makris
    Pages 33-42
  5. Sara Makris
    Pages 43-52
  6. Sara Makris
    Pages 53-61
  7. Sara Makris
    Pages 63-69
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 85-87

About this book


This book portrays the experiences of self-described “outsider” or “other” teachers—teachers whose identities set them apart from their students based upon combinations of race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, ability status, religion, or other identity characteristics. The teachers profiled bring experiences of social isolation and difference into the classroom and demonstrate perspectives and habits of mind that inform a nuanced approach to interaction with students.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Independent ScholarUniversity Park, MDUSA

About the authors

Sara Makris received her PhD in Minority and Urban education from the University of Maryland, USA. She taught in the Baltimore City public schools for seven years and served as department chair in middle and high schools in Baltimore. Currently, she develops post-secondary programs in the social and behavioral sciences. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Intersectionality Narratives in the Classroom
  • Book Subtitle “Outsider Teachers” and Teaching Others
  • Authors Sara Makris
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-67446-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88431-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-67447-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 87
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender and Education
    Ethnicity in Education
    Sociology of Education
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