Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton
Imposters, Publishing and Rejection.
Stephanie Anne Shelton is an Assistant Professor of Qualitative Educational Research in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methods, and Counseling and an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Gender and Race Studies at The University of Alabama. Stephanie is the Membership Co-Chair for the AERA Queer Studies SIG, Vice Chair of the Genders and Sexualities Equality Alliance in National Council of Teachers of English, and Co-Chair of the Literacy Research Council’s Gender and Sexualities ICG. A first-generation college graduate, Stephanie is invested in supporting graduate students in their efforts to navigate academia.
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I'm an Associate Professor of Literacy and Language, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. I focus on dismantling supremacist patriarchies through research, teaching, and coaching. As a sociocultural literacist, I work to understand personal and public voices and stories to solve personal and public problems. I do this by researching the evolutionary nature and function of literacies and texts through the discourses of narrative research. My work exposes impetuses for various personal and social ills such as racism, sexism, and ableism.
I love to mediate way before dawn, work out like a soldier, and shop alone. I prefer rum to wine, jeans to skirts, and like my heels sky high (except when I'm wearing cowboy boots). Every year I ask my stylist to cornrow and bead my hair in homage to Patrice Rushen and Stevie Wonder (if you know of these artists and understand why demonstrating embodied respect for them is important, we can probably be friends). I believe in ghosts, fairies, and hobbits (for real). Musically, I vibe to old school everything (hip hop, R&B, jazz, rock, and classical) and especially dig Hildegard von Bingen. I trust children a little bit more than adults, respect teens for their fearlessness, admire elders for their tenacity, and occasionally prefer the company of dogs to people. I'm really getting into interior design and have a penchant for acquiring east coast real estate. I'm also a survivor of multiple terrors in love.
I invite you to learn more about me and the projects I am involved with at JeanineStaples.com.