Katy Swalwell

Katy Swalwell, PhD, is an assistant professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Her research interests focus on social justice pedagogy in communities of privilege, the teaching of controversial issues in elementary social studies curricula, and the politics of teaching. She is also the author of the upcoming book, Educating Activist Allies: Social Justice Pedagogy with the Suburban and Urban Elite (Routledge, 2013).  

Pages authored by Katy Swalwell

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Confronting White Privilege Even as the United States becomes more diverse, a new era of “white flight” is unfolding. Whether they live in urban, suburban or rural communities,...
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Why Our Students Need ‘Equity Literacy’ Several stacks of fake dollar bills enclosed in a Plexiglas case sit at the center of an exhibit entitled “RACE: Are We So Different?” at the...