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Boni Wozolek

Assistant Professor
Penn State University, Abington College

Dr. Wozolek is currently an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, Abington College. She received her PhD from the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies from Kent State University. Her work considers questions of social justice, qualitative research methods, and teaching practices that focus on the examination of race, sexual orientations, and gender identities (and their multiple forms of expression) in schools.

Biography

Dr. Wozolek is currently an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, Abington College. She received her PhD from the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies from Kent State University. Her work considers questions of social justice, qualitative research methods, and teaching practices that focus on the examination of race, sexual orientations, and gender identities (and their multiple forms of expression) in schools. Dr. Wozolek is the recipient of the 2012 James T. Sears Award for her paper The Nested Nature of M/othering: Complicating Curriculum Conversations, a 2016 Outstanding Dissertation Recognition Award from Division B (Curriculum Studies) of the American Educational Research Association, and a 2018 inductee into Kent State University’s Hall of Fame for her work with marginalized populations. She is the author of nearly 25 articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries, has a special forum with GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, and a forthcoming special issue with the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education with David Lee Carlson at Arizona State University. Recent publications include contributions to Cultural Studies<>Critical Methodologies, The Urban Review Educational Studies, the Journal of LGBT Youth, and the Journal of Gender Studies. Her recent research projects and grant work include thinking with queer middle school youth, evaluating juvenile diversion programs in urban contexts, and assessing institutional-community relations through community engaged research. Finally, Dr. Wozolek has three forthcoming books—an edited book on Black Lives Matter in Education with SUNY Press, an co-edited book on emancipatory practices in education with Brill, and a solo-authored book on Assemblages of Violence with Routledge.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Queer theory, Critical Race Theory, Qualitative Research, Curriculum Theory, Educational Foundations

Websites

Books

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Articles

Intra-Public intellectualism: Critical Qualitative Inquiry in the Academy

Intellectual Gatekeepers: Reclaiming Black Queer Youth as the Public


Published: Oct 23, 2020 by Intra-Public intellectualism: Critical Qualitative Inquiry in the Academy
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Wozolek, B. (in press). Intellectual Gatekeepers: Reclaiming Black Queer Youth as the Public. In J. Sweet, D.L. Carlson, and T. Wells (Eds.), Intra-Public intellectualism: Critical Qualitative Inquiry in the Academy. Fort Myers, FL: Myers Educational Press.

The Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color

Marginalized by intersectionality: Teachers and scholars of color participating in assemblages of violence


Published: Oct 09, 2020 by The Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Wozolek, B. (in press). Marginalized by intersectionality: Teachers and scholars of color participating in assemblages of violence. In C.D. Gist & T.J. Bristol (Eds.), The Handbook of Research on Teachers of Color. New York, NY: Routledge.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies

Race, gender, and sexual orientations in curriculum studies


Published: Oct 09, 2020 by The Oxford Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Wozolek, B. (in press). Race, gender, and sexual orientations in curriculum studies. In M. Fang He & B. Shubert (Eds.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Theory into Practice

“It’s not fiction, it’s my life”: LGBTQ+ Youth of Color and Kinships in an Urban School


Published: Aug 19, 2020 by Theory into Practice
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Wozolek, B. (in press). “It’s not fiction, it’s my life”: LGBTQ+ Youth of Color and Kinships in an Urban School, Theory into Practice.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of  Gender and Sexuality

Critical Gender Geographies


Published: Aug 19, 2020 by The Oxford Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Wozolek, B. (in press). Critical Gender Geographies. In C. Mayo (Ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

The Pennsylvania Language Forum

The World Language Crisis: Problems and Solutions: Diminishing Language Programs in US Schools


Published: May 19, 2020 by The Pennsylvania Language Forum
Authors: Sydney McQuiggan and Boni Wozolek

McQuiggan, S. & Wozolek, B. (2020). The World Language Crisis: Problems and Solutions: Diminishing Language Programs in US Schools, The Pennsylvania Language Forum, 90(1), 22-26.

GLQ: The Journal of  Lesbian and Gay Studies

Queer Battle Fatigue in Classrooms and Communities


Published: Apr 01, 2020 by GLQ: The Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Introduction to a special forum on Queer Battle Fatigue

GLQ: The Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies

The queer love project: AESA, fatigue, and building the body of an organization


Published: Apr 01, 2020 by GLQ: The Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Authors: Wozolek, B., Bettez, S., Kelly, H. & Sintos Coloma, R.

Dialogue on queerness and running a successful educational conference.

Educational Studies

Hidden Curriculum of Violence: Affect, Power, and Policing the Body


Published: Mar 31, 2020 by Educational Studies
Authors: Boni Wozolek

This paper argues that there is a hidden curriculum of violence that can be traced through affective resonances that exist within an assemblage of violence.

The International Handbook of Middle Level Education Theory, Research, and Policy

Middle Grades Ethnographies in Theory and Practice


Published: Oct 07, 2019 by The International Handbook of Middle Level Education Theory, Research, and Policy
Authors: Boni Wozolek and Walter Gershon

Middle Grades Ethnographies in Theory and Practice

Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies

Amnesiac Bodies of Curricula: Dialogues on Indigeneity, Refusal, and Being


Published: Aug 19, 2019 by Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Wozolek, B. (2019). Amnesiac Bodies of Curricula: Dialogues on Indigeneity, Refusal, and Being. Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, 13(2), 1-6. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14288/jaaacs.v13i2

Sensuous curriculum: The politics of the senses in education

War of the half-breeds: Communities of color, resistance, and racist education in a high school in the Midwest


Published: May 13, 2019 by Sensuous curriculum: The politics of the senses in education
Authors: Boni Wozolek

War of the half-breeds: Communities of color, resistance, and racist education in a high school in the Midwest

The  Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

Implications of queer theory for qualitative research


Published: Apr 29, 2019 by The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Encyclopedia entry that follows the intersection of queer theory and qualitative research.

The Journal of Gender Studies

M/othering Redoux: A Reading of Curriculum Theory to Get through Sleepless Nights


Published: Jan 09, 2019 by The Journal of Gender Studies
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Details how capitals of shame are enacted on the bodies of m/others.

The Journal of Curriculum Pedagogy

Plastic or Phalloplasty: Negotiating Masculinity and (Cis)gender norms in schools and the academy


Published: Dec 04, 2018 by The Journal of Curriculum Pedagogy
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Dialogue on gender queer spaces in schools and systems of schooling.

The Urban  Review

The Mothership Connection: Utopian Funk from Bethune and Beyond


Published: Dec 01, 2018 by The Urban Review
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Afrofuturisms and how one connects past dialogues of the African American Intellectual traditions to schools and places of education.

Journal of LGBT  Youth

Gaslighting Queerness: GSAs, Schooling, and Teachers’ Education


Published: Oct 04, 2018 by Journal of LGBT Youth
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Discusses how queerness is gaslighted in schools and systems of schooling.

Educational Studies: A Journal of the American Educational Studies Association

In 1800 again: The sounds of students breaking


Published: Jun 26, 2018 by Educational Studies: A Journal of the American Educational Studies Association
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Sound studies and suicide awareness for queer and questioning youth.

Cultural Studies<>Critical Methodologies

The school-to-coffin pipeline: Queer youth, suicide and resilience of spirit


Published: Aug 19, 2017 by Cultural Studies<>Critical Methodologies
Authors: Boni Wozolek, Lindsay Wootton, Aaron Demlow

This article details the pervasiveness of the school-to-coffin pipeline for queer and questioning youth in schools

International Journal of Curriculum and Social Justice

Schooling racialized bodies: Curriculum at the intersection of visibility and absence


Published: Aug 19, 2015 by International Journal of Curriculum and Social Justice
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Wozolek, B. (2015). Schooling racialized bodies: Curriculum at the intersection of visibility and absence, International Journal of Curriculum and Social Justice, 1(1), 7-17.

International Journal of Curriculum and Social Justice

Are we not fatigued?: Queer battle fatigue at the intersection of heteronormative culture


Published: Aug 19, 2015 by International Journal of Curriculum and Social Justice
Authors: Boni Wozolek, Ross Varndell, Taylor Speer

Wozolek, B., Varndell, R., & Speer, T. (2015). Are we not fatigued?: Queer battle fatigue at the intersection of heteronormative culture, International Journal of Curriculum and Social Justice, 1(1), 186-214.

Reconceptualizing curriculum development:  Inspiring and informing action

Deliberative conversation: Possibilities of equity in everyday schooling


Published: Aug 19, 2015 by Reconceptualizing curriculum development: Inspiring and informing action
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Deliberative conversation: Possibilities of equity in everyday schooling

Racial battle fatigue in higher education: Exposing the myth of post-racial America

What are you anyway? Racial fatigue as daily experience in public schools


Published: Aug 19, 2014 by Racial battle fatigue in higher education: Exposing the myth of post-racial America
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Wozolek, B. (2014). What are you anyway? Racial fatigue as daily experience in public schools. In R.W. Mitchell, K.J. Fasching-Varner, K.A. Albert & C.M. Allen (eds.), Racial battle fatigue in higher education: Exposing the myth of post-racial America (pp. 17-20). New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Excursions and recursions through power, privilege, and practice

The nested nature of m/othering: Complicating curriculum conversations


Published: Aug 19, 2012 by Excursions and recursions through power, privilege, and practice
Authors: Boni Wozolek

Wozolek, B. (2012). The nested nature of m/othering: Complicating curriculum conversations. In B. Sams, J. Job, and J.C. Jupp, Excursions and recursions through power, privilege, and practice (pp. 97-114). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.