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sj Miller

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sj Miller

Coordinator of Master of Science, Dual Teacher Certification Program in Secondary English Education and English as a Second Language
Curriculum and Instruction (CI)

256 Teacher Education Building  binoculars icon
225 N Mills St
Madison, WI 53706

smiller65@wisc.edu
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Personal Biography

Dr. sj Miller, Ph.D., a transdisciplinary award-winning teacher/writer/activist/scholar, is Coordinator of the Master in Science, Dual Teacher Certification Program in Secondary English Education and English as a Second Language at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. sj’s research is framed around trans*+disciplinary perspectives on social justice, which cut across theory, epistemology and pedagogy and links across socio-spatial justice, Urban Education, preservice and inservice secondary language arts teacher dispositions, and marginalized/undervalued student literacies and identities with a particular emphasis on gender identity.


Education

Ph D, Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Elementary and secondary language arts and social studies licensure
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

MA, Jewish Communal Services and Jewish Studies
Hebrew Union College
Los Angeles, California

BA, Social Sciences, minor Psychology, Cum laude
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, California


 

 

Research Interests

- Social justice, critical race theory, feminist theory, geospatial theory, spatiality and temporal theories, critical disclosure analysis, anti-bullying theory/pedagogy and critical literacy. At the center of my research are transdiscipllinary perspectives on social justice which cut across theory, epistemology and pedagogy.

- Socio-spatial justice

- Preservice and inservice teacher dispositions

- Urban Education and English Education

- Gender Identity topics in pre-K-12th and university contexts addressing policy, theory, pedagogy and curriculum

- Marginalized/undervalued student literacies and identities

- Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Presentations

  • (2017). Keynote lecture, "Rooting Gender Identity in and Across the Chilean School System", Ministry of Education, Santiago, Chile.
  • (2017). Keynote lecture, "Unpacking, Implementing and Sustaining Gender Identity in Chilean Schools", UNESCO, Santiago, Chile.
  • (2017). Putting Gender Revolution into Practice, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, AU.
  • (2017). Trans*+-Culturaling: Sustaining Recognition and Affirmation of Identity Into and Across Contexts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
  • (2017). Trans*+ing Classrooms and Schools: The Pedagogy of Refusal as Mediator for Learning Under a ”Trump” Regime, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, AU.
  • (2017). Trans*+ing School: Across Policy, Theory, and Practice. Prácticas educacionales y pedagógicas para la Inclusión desde las diferencias.” Educational and pedagogical practices for inclusion embracing differences, University Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile.
  • (2014). Study Between 2 Continents: Supporting Preservice Teachers to Engage in LGBTQGV-inclusive Curriculum, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Public Service

  • English Journal: Beyond Binary Gender Identities
    Dates of Membership: 2018 - 2018
  • Editor, Journal Editor.

  • Journal of LGBT Youth
    Dates of Membership: 2018 - 2018
  • Editorial Board Advisor.

  • Taboo
    Dates of Membership: 2017 - 2018
  • Editorial Board Advisor.

  • Journal of Literacy Research
    Dates of Membership: 2016 - 2018
  • Editorial Board Advisor.

  • The New Educator
    Dates of Membership: 2016 - 2018
  • Editorial Board Advisor.

  • Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education
    Dates of Membership: 2014 - 2018
  • Editorial Board Advisor.

Awards and Honors

  • Michigan Council Teachers of English
    Organization: Outstanding Book
    Description: Michigan Council Teachers of English awarded Teaching, Affirming and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework, Outstanding Book
    Date(s): 2018
  • Exemplary Research Award
    Organization: American Educational Research Association, Division K, Teaching and Teacher Education
    Description: American Educational Research Association, Division K, Teaching and Teacher Education, Exemplary Research Award Teaching, Affirming and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework
    Date(s): 2017
  • Joanne Arnold Courage and Commitment Award
    Organization: University of Colorado Boulder
    Description: The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on GLBT Issues at University of Colorado Boulder selected sj Miller as the 2015 recipient of the Joanne Arnold Courage and Commitment Award.
    Date(s): 2015
  • Essential Book for Professionals Who Serve Teens
    Organization: Voices of Youth Advocacy Magazine
    Description: Generation Bullied 2.0 awarded “Essential Book for Professionals Who Serve Teens” from Voices of Youth Advocacy Magazine
    Date(s): 2014
  • Excellence in Writing
    Organization: APEX: Awards for Publication Excellence
    Description: Excellence in Writing (2006 APEX: Awards for Publication Excellence) for the entire issue of English Journal, “Shattering Images of Violence in Young Adult Literature: Strategies for the Classroom”
    Date(s): 2007
  • Richard A. Meade Award
    Description: Richard A. Meade Award for Unpacking the loaded teacher matrix: Negotiating space and time between university and secondary English classrooms
    Date(s): 2007
  • Kate and Paul Farmer Award
    Organization: National Council of Teachers of English
    Description: Kate and Paul Farmer Award, Most outstanding article published in English Journal, for “Shattering Images of Violence in Young Adult Literature: Strategies for the Classroom”, NCTE, 2005
    Date(s): 2005

The following is a representative sample of media contributions.

"Role of Education, Parenting and Community on Gender Identity.," CBS News, March 27, 2017.
Television, A. Wagner,
Role of Education, Parenting and Community on Gender Identity.

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