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African American Studies

A guide designed for students taking courses in African American Studies

Clarice Thomas, Assistant Professor

Journal Articles

Behm Cross, S., Cannon, S., Jones Williams, M., Hale, J., Donovan, M., Thomas, C., Chea, M., Bryant, M., & Downey, C.A. (2020). Criticality and the Narrative Inquiry: Travel Stories and Tensions. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 22(1).

Behizadeh, N., Thomas, C., & Behm Cross, S. (2019). Reframing for Social Justice: The Influence of Critical Friendship Groups on Preservice Teachers’ Reflective Practice. Journal of Teacher Education, 70(3), 280-296, doi: 10.1177/0022487117737306.

Behizadeh, N., Gordon, C., Thomas, C., Marks, B., Oliver, L., & Goodwin, H. (2019). Social Justice Beliefs and Curricular Freedom: Factors Supporting Critical Composition Pedagogy in a U.S. Middle School. Teaching and Teacher Education, 85, 58-68, doi:10.1016/j.tate.2019.06.004.

Thomas, C. (2018). Negotiating Words and Worlds: An Autoethnography of Linguistic Identity Development. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 31(7), 612-625, doi: 10.1080/09518398.2018.1468044.

Cross, S.B., & Thomas, C. (2017). Mitigating First Year Burnout: How Reimagined Partnerships Could Support Urban Middle Level Teachers. Middle Grades Review, 3(1), 1-9.

Book Chapters

Thomas, C., & Donovan, M. (2018). What Does it Mean to be United?: Using our Voices to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Connection. In K. Varner, K. Tobin, & S. Lentz (Eds.) #BrokenPromises, Black Deaths, & Blue Ribbons: Understanding, Complicating, and Transcending Police-Community Violence (pp. 117-121). Boston, MA: Brill Publishing.

Many, J., Favors-Welch, S., Kurz, K., Ogletree, T., & Thomas, C. (2018). Using the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) as a Framework to Understand and Support edTPA Coordinators and Faculty During the Implementation Process. In J. Many & R. Bhatnagar (Eds.) Implementing and Analyzing Performance Assessments in Teacher Education (pp. 217-246). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Book Reviews

Thomas, C. (2017). Prelude to Prison: Student Perspectives on School Suspension Book Review. Journal of Negro Education, 86(2), 190-191.

Dr. Thomas's profile on African American Studies webpage