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Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education

An International Guide for the Twenty-First Century

  • Nelson M. Rodriguez
  • Wayne J. Martino
  • Jennifer C. Ingrey
  • Edward Brockenbrough

Part of the Queer Studies and Education book series (QSTED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Wayne J. Martino, Nelson M. Rodriguez, Jennifer C. Ingrey, Edward Brockenbrough
    Pages 1-4
  3. Alyssa D. Niccolini
    Pages 5-14
  4. Paulina Abustan, A. G. Rud
    Pages 15-22
  5. Thabo Msibi
    Pages 23-33
  6. Gerald Walton
    Pages 35-46
  7. Gabrielle Richard
    Pages 47-56
  8. Chris Haywood, Máirtín Mac an Ghaill
    Pages 57-66
  9. Marilyn Preston
    Pages 67-74
  10. Janna Jackson Kellinger, Danné E. Davis
    Pages 75-85
  11. Barbara Jean A. Douglass
    Pages 87-94
  12. Amy Shema
    Pages 95-104
  13. David Lee Carlson, Joshua Cruz
    Pages 105-115
  14. Anne Harris, Stacy Holman Jones
    Pages 117-126
  15. Elizabethe Payne, Melissa J. Smith
    Pages 127-136
  16. Robert C. Mizzi
    Pages 137-147
  17. Jennifer C. Ingrey
    Pages 149-159
  18. Anna Carastathis
    Pages 161-171
  19. Bethy Leonardi, Elizabeth J. Meyer
    Pages 173-182
  20. Kai Rands
    Pages 183-192

About this book


This book advances a broad constellation of critical concepts situated within the field of queer studies and education. Collectively, the concepts take up a cross-section of scholarship that speaks to various political, epistemological, theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical concerns. Given the ongoing global centrality of sociocultural and political developments related to the topic of LGBTQ in the twenty-first century, the concepts in this volume and the issues raised by each contributor will have wide international appeal among researchers, scholars, educators, students, and activists working at the intersection of queer studies and education.


Queer Studies Education Queer Theory Sexuality Studies Gender Transgender

Editors and affiliations

  • Nelson M. Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Wayne J. Martino
    • 2
  • Jennifer C. Ingrey
    • 3
  • Edward Brockenbrough
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality StudiesThe College of New JerseyEwingUSA
  2. 2.Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership StudiesThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  3. 3.Critical Policy, Equity, and Leadership StudiesThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  4. 4.Department of Teaching and CurriculumUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

About the editors

Nelson M. Rodriguez teaches sexuality and queer studies in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at The College of New Jersey, USA. He is co-editor of the series Queer Studies and Education and his current research areas span queer studies and education, critical masculinity studies, and Foucault studies.

Wayne J. Martino is Professor of Equity and Social Justice Education in the Faculty of Education and also an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research at The University of Western Ontario, Canada. Previously, he taught in the School of Education at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.

Jennifer C. Ingrey is Adjunct and part-time Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She also teaches in the Writing Program at King’s University College, Canada. Her research interests include the issues of gendered subjectivity in youth as it is experienced and formed in school spaces, namely the school washroom and other subjugated spaces; the practice of gendered identity as partial; and, the broader implications of equity and social justice on leadership studies in education through the employment of transgender studies and queer theory as frameworks.

Edward Brockenbrough is Associate Professor of Teaching and Curriculum in the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, USA. His research focuses on negotiations of identity, pedagogy, and power in urban educational spaces, particularly through the lenses of Black masculinity studies and queer of color critique. His work has appeared in several journals and edited anthologies. He is also the Director of the Urban Teaching and Leadership Program, a Warner School initiative that prepares urban teachers with a commitment to social justice.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education
  • Book Subtitle An International Guide for the Twenty-First Century
  • Editors Nelson M. Rodriguez
    Wayne J. Martino
    Jennifer C. Ingrey
    Edward Brockenbrough
  • Series Title Queer Studies and Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Queer Studies and Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-55424-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-71676-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-55425-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIX, 491
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender and Education
    International and Comparative Education
    Sociology of Education
    Gender and Sexuality
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“Critical concepts in queer studies and education has much to offer scholars working within or interested in learning more about queer studies and education. … It contains an expansive range of contributors investigating topics … which presents readers many resources for considering the current state of queer educational research along with future directions. … It is a valuable book that continues to advance queer praxis in its myriad of forms, and invites readers to join them in this important work.” (Ryan Schey, Journal of LGBT Youth, Vol. 14, 2017)