AUDREY THOMPSON

University of Utah
1705 E. Campus Center Dr., Rm. 307
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9256
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Professor of Philosophy of Education
and Gender Studies, University of Utah, appointed 2003
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Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education
and Gender Studies, University of Utah, appointed 1997
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Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education
and Gender Studies, University of Utah, appointed 1990
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Adjunct Professor in Ethnic Studies,
appointed 1996


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Areas of Specialization

Social Foundations of Education Philosophy and Literature 
African-American and Feminist Epistemologies Feminist and African-American Pedagogies 
Feminist Ethics and Moral Education Research and Writing Epistemologies 
Using Visual Arts in Anti-Oppressive Teacher Education Whiteness and Anti-Racist Theories

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Educational History

Ph.D.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:  Philosophy of Education
Dissertation:  “The Bonds of Friendship:  Prolegomena to a Feminist
Account of Epistemology and Responsibility”
October, 1990
M. A.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:  Philosophy of Education 
Thesis:  “Character and Moral Responsibility in Friendship”
August, 1989 
B. A.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
French 
August, 1979 
B. A.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 
in Teaching of English (High Honors) and 
second major in English (Honors), 
Honors Thesis:  “Freedom to Choose an Identity: 
The Modern Youth in Literature”
January, 1979 
Certificate  Université de Paris IV/Sorbonne  1976–1977 
Honors and Awards
AERA Award for Outstanding Reviewer  2006 
College of Education Faculty Research Award  2001 
James Scholar  Honors with High Distinction in Teaching of English 
Honors with Distinction in English (Literature)  Alpha Lambda Delta 
Phi Beta Kappa  Phi Kappa Phi 
University Fellowships  1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88 
Recognition in List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students 
(Ranking refers to courses taught the preceding semester at the 
University of Illinois, listed in the Daily Illini
Spring 1988, Fall 1988, Spring 1990, Fall 1990 
Other Languages
French and some German

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Elected Professional Offices

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Publications and Activities

Refereed Articles and Essays
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Thompson, Audrey.  (2009).
“There Are No Sheep in Post-Structuralism.”  In Ronald David Glass, ed., Philosophy of Education:  2008. (Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), 193–201.
Wade, Suzanne, Janice Fauske, and Audrey Thompson (2008).
“Prospective Teachers’ Problem Solving in Online Peer-Led Dialogues.”  American Educational Research Journal 45, no. 2 (June):  398–442.
Thompson, Audrey.  (2005).
“Philosophers as Unreliable Narrators.”  In Kenneth Howe, ed., Philosophy of Education:  2005 (Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), 60–68.
Thompson, Audrey.  (2004).
“Gentlemanly Orthodoxy:  Critical Race Feminism, Whiteness Theory, and the APA Manual.”  Educational Theory 54, no. 1 (Winter):  27–57.
Thompson, Audrey (2004).
Anti-Racist Work Zones.”  In Kal Alston,ed., Philosophy of Education:  2003 (Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), 387–95.
Thompson, Audrey. (2003).
Caring in Context: Four Feminist Theories on Gender and Education.Curriculum Inquiry 33, no. 1 (Spring):  9–65.
Thompson, Audrey (2003).
Tiffany, Friend of People of Color:  White Investments in Antiracism.International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 16, no. 1 (January):  7–29.
Thompson, Audrey (2001).
Harriet Tubman in Pictures:  Cultural Consciousness and the Art of Picture Books.The Lion and the Unicorn, 25, no. 1 (January):  81–114.
Thompson, Audrey (2000).
“Great Plains Pragmatist:  Aaron Douglas and the Art of Social Protest.”Great Plains Quarterly, 20, no. 4 (Fall):  311–22.
Thompson, Audrey (1999).
“Colortalk:  Whiteness and Off White.”Educational Studies 30, no. 2 (Summer):  141–60.
Thompson, Audrey (1999).
The Adult and the Curriculum.” In Steven Tozer, ed., Philosophy of Education:  1998 (Urbana, IL:  Philosopy of Education Society), 183–91.
Thompson, Audrey (1998).
“Not the Color Purple:  Black Feminist Lessons for Educational Caring.”Harvard Educational Review 68, no. 4 (Winter):  522–54.
Thompson, Audrey (1998).
“A Modest Proposal for Preventing Philosophers of Education from Being a Burden to Their Students or Their Country; and for Making Them Beneficial to Their Publick,” Educational Foundations 3, no. 12 (Summer):  67–71.
Thompson, Audrey (1998).
What to Do While Waiting for the Revolution:  Political Pragmatism and Performance Pedagogy.” In Susan Laird, ed., Philosophy of Education:  1997 (Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), 189–97.
Thompson, Audrey (1997).
“When Manipulation Is Indispensable to Education: The Moral Work of Fiction.” Journal of Thought 32, no. 3 (Fall):  27–52.
Thompson, Audrey (1997).
“Surrogate Family Values:  The Refeminization of Teaching.” Educational Theory 47, no. 3 (Summer): 315–39.
Thompson, Audrey (1997).
“For:  Anti-Racist Education.”Curriculum Inquiry 27, no. 1:  7–44.
Thompson, Audrey (1997).
Political Pragmatism and Educational Inquiry.” In Frank Margonis, ed., Philosophy of Education:  1996 (Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), pp. 425–34.
Thompson, Audrey (1997).
“Talking Typewriters:  Rethinking Written Discourse in Education.” Educational Foundations 11, no. 2 (Winter):  1–26.
Thompson, Audrey (1996).
Anti-Racist Pedagogy—Art or Propaganda?” In Alven Neiman, ed., Philosophy of Education:  1995 (Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society), pp. 130–41.
Thompson, Audrey and Gitlin, Andrew (1995).
“Creating Spaces for Reconstructing Knowledge in Feminist Pedagogy.”Educational Theory 45, no. 2 (Spring):  125–50.
Gitlin, Andrew and Thompson, Audrey (1995).
“Foregrounding Politics in Action Research.”McGill Journal of Education 30, no. 2 (Spring):  131–47.
Thompson, Audrey (1992).
“Identity and Relationship in Teaching as Performance.” In Philosophical Studies in Education (Terre Haute, In:  Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society), pp. 145–62.
Thompson, Audrey (1991).
“The Baby with a Gun:  A Feminist Inquiry into Plausibility, Certainty and Context in Moral Education.” In David P. Ericson, ed., Philosophy of Education 1990. (Normal, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), pp. 240–50.
Thompson, Audrey (1990).
“Friendship and Moral Character:  Feminist Implications for Moral Education.” In Ralph C. Page, ed., Philosophy of Education 1989 (Normal, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society, 1990), pp. 61–75.
Thompson, Audrey (1986).
“Down from the Pedestal:  Reintegrating Art Education with Social Experience.” In David Nyberg, ed., Philosophy of Education 1985 (Normal, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), pp. 175–84.
Thompson, Audrey (1984).
“The Expressive Object:  A Deweyan Approach to the Problem of Authenticity.” In Robert E. Roemer, ed., Philosophy of Education 1983 (Normal, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), pp. 279–89.

Edited Books
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Contributing editor with Randall Curren et al.,
Philosophy of Education 1999. (Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society, 2000).
Thompson, Audrey (1994).
Editor, Philosophy of Education 1993 (Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society, 1994).
Contributing editor with Henry A. Alexander et al.,
Philosophy of Education 1992. (Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society, 1993).
Contributing editor with Nicholas C. Burbules et al.,
Philosophy of Education 1986. (Normal, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society, 1987).
Clark, Sasha, et al. (eds.) (1984).
Foundations of Educational Policy in the United States. (Lexington, MA:  Ginn.) (Co-editor with 11 others of a book of readings for an undergraduate foundations course.  I also co-edited four later editions with colleagues.)

Book Chapters
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Thompson, Audrey.  (forthcoming).
“Queens in the Family Tree.”  In Queer Pedagogies:  Theory, Praxis, Politics, ed. Nelson Rodriguez and Cris Mayo.
Thompson, Audrey.  (2010).
“Reading Black Philosophers in Chronological Order.”  In The Center Must Not Hold:  White Women Philosophers on the Whiteness of Philosophy, ed. George Yancy.  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 27–50.
Thompson, Audrey.  (2008).
“Resisting the ‘Lone Hero’ Stance.”  In Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School, ed. Mica Pollock (New York:  The Free Press), 328–33.
Thompson, Audrey.  (2004).
“Caring and Colortalk:  Childhood Innocence in White and Black.”  In Race-ing Moral Formation:  African American Perspectives on Care and Justice, ed. Vanessa Siddle Walker and John R. Snarey (New York:  Teachers College Press), 23–37.
Thompson, Audrey (2002).
“Entertaining Doubts:  Enjoyment and Ambiguity in White, Antiracist Classrooms.” In Passion and Pedagogy:  Relation, Creation, and Transformation in Teaching, ed. Elijah Mirochnik and Debora C. Sherman (New York:  Peter Lang), 431–52.
Thompson, Audrey (2000).
“ ‘We Are Chauvinists’: Sexual Entitlement and Sexual Harassment in a High School.” In Preparing Teachers for Inclusive Education:  Case Pedagogies and Curricula for Teacher Educators, ed. Suzanne E. Wade (Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), 185–95.
Wade, Suzanne, Thompson, Audrey, and Watkins, William (1994).
“The Role of Belief Systems in Authors’ and Readers’ Constructions of Texts.” In Beliefs about Text and Instruction with Text, ed. Ruth Garner and Patricia A. Alexander (Hillsdale, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum), 265–93.
Parker, Laurence, and Thompson, Audrey (1986).
“Opportunity, Equity and Excellence:  The Role of Ideology in Mid-Twentieth Century Schooling.” In Foundations of Educational Policy in the United States, 3rd edition, ed. Ann Graffagna et al. (Lexington, MA:  Ginn, 1986), 289–304. (Jointly authored.)
Thompson, Audrey (1985).
“Public Schooling and the Division of Labor:  Institutionalizing Inequality.” In Foundations of Educational Policy in the United States, rev. edition, ed. P. Gray-Whiteley et al. (Lexington, MA:  Ginn), 221–25.

Other Articles and Responses
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Thompson, Audrey.  (In press).
“Glass Combat Boots.”  in Deborah Kerdeman, ed., Philosophy of Education 2009.  Urbana, Ill.:  Philosophy of Education Society.
Thompson, Audrey.  (2005).
Schooling Race Talk.” [Essay Review of Colormute, by Mica Pollock, Listening, by Katherine Schultz, and Democratic Dialogue in Education, edited by Megan Boler].  Educational Researcher 34, no. 6 (August/September):  22–29.
Thompson, Audrey.  (2004).
Review of George Yancy (ed.).  What White Looks Like:  African-American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question.  in the online APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience 4. no. 1 (Fall):  22–28.
[Note:  APA Member login required.]
Thompson, Audrey (2003).
Listening and Its Asymmetries.Curriculum Inquiry 33, no. 1 (Spring):  79–100.
Thompson, Audrey (2002).
“Maybe We Can Just Be Friends:  The Unhappy Marriage of Education and Philosophy.” (Response to René Arcilla.) Educational Theory 52, no. 3 (Summer):  327–38.
Thompson, Audrey (2002).
Agent Provocateuse.” In Suzanne Rice, ed., Philosophy of Education 2001 (Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), 88–91.
Thompson, Audrey (2000).
Who Thinks Like This? ” In Randall Curren, ed., Philosophy of Education 1999 (Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), 15–18.
Thompson, Audrey (1999).
Essay Review of Off White (edited by Michelle Fine, Lois Weis, Linda C. Powell, and L. Mun Wong). Education Review (on-line journal)
Thompson, Audrey (1998).
Review of A Life in School (by Jane Tompkins). Educational Studies 29, no. 3 (Fall):  287–93.
Thompson, Audrey (1998).
How Scholarly Writing Makes Readers Work.Journal of Scholarly Publishing 29, no. 2 (January):  87–100.
Thompson, Audrey (1996).
“Review of Between Voice and Silence (by Jill McLean Taylor, Carol Gilligan, and Amy M. Sullivan).”Educational Studies 27, no. 3:  253–61.
Thompson, Audrey (1995).
“Review of Releasing the Imagination (by Maxine Greene).” Educational Studies 26, no. 4 (Winter):  392–95.
Thompson, Audrey (1995).
White Girlz N the Hood.” In Michael S. Katz, ed., Philosophy of Education 1994 (Urbana, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), pp. 152–55.
Thompson, Audrey (1993).
Radicalizing Pluralism.” In Henry Alexander, ed., Philosophy of Education 1992. (Normal, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), pp. 30–33.
Thompson, Audrey (1992).
“The Politics of Language-Games.” In Margret Buchmann and Robert E. Floden, eds., Philosophy of Education 1991. (Normal, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), pp. 294–98.
Thompson, Audrey (1989).
“Empowering the Reader:  Censorship and Literary Education.” In James M. Giarelli, ed., Philosophy of Education 1988. (Normal, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society, 1989), pp. 78–82.
Thompson, Audrey (1987).
“Kant and Community.” In Nicholas C. Burbules, ed., Philosophy of Education 1986. (Normal, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society, 1987), pp. 299–303.
Thompson, Audrey (1985).
“Meaning in the Experience of Literature.” In Emily E. Robertson, ed., Philosophy of Education 1984 (Normal, IL:  Philosophy of Education Society), pp. 373–79.

Professional Presentations
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Plenary Addresses at Conferences

Thompson, Audrey.  (2009, March).
“Glass Combat Boots.”  General session:  Response to Fran Schrag.  Annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Montréal, Qu├ębec, Canada.  (Invited.)
Lewis, Amanda, Audrey Thompson, and Charles Gallagher.  (2007, May).
“Critical Whiteness Studies.”  (Individual paper entitled “Intellectual Alibis”.)  Third International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.  Urbana-Champaign, IL.  (Invited plenary panel.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2005, March).
“Philosophers as Unreliable Narrators.”  General Session.  Annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  San Francisco, CA.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (2001, April).
Agent Provocateuse.”  General Session:  Response to Cris Mayo.  Annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Chicago, IL. (Invited.)
Thompson, Audrey (1999, March).
Who Thinks Like This? ” Annual meeting of the Philosopy of Education Society.  General session:  Response to Emily Robertson’s presidential address.  New Orleans, LA. (Invited.)
Gilligan, Carol; Ward, Janie; Duncan, Garrett Albert; Price, Andrea Green; and Thompson, Audrey (1997, November).
“Care, Justice, and African American Voices.”  Major Symposium.  (Individual paper entitled “Not the Color Purple:  Caring, Race, and Relationship in the Classroom.”)  Annual Meeting of the Association for Moral Education.  Atlanta, GA.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1995, March).
Anti-Racist Pedagogy—Art or Propaganda?”  General Session.  Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society. (Meeting held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Society.) San Francisco, CA.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1992, March).
Radicalizing Pluralism.”  General Session:  Response to Ann Diller.  Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Denver, Colorado. (Invited).
Thompson, Audrey (1989, April).
“Friendship and Moral Character:  Feminist Implications for Moral Education.”  General Session.  Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.   San Antonio, Texas. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1988, March).
“Empowering the Reader:  Censorship and Literary Education.”  General Session:  Response to Deanne Bogdan.  Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  San Diego, California. (Invited.)

Invited University Presentations

Thompson, Audrey.  (2005, March).
“Listening Desperately:  Race, Risky Listening, and Relational Ethics.”  DePauw University, Greencastle, IN. 
Thompson, Audrey.  (2004, October).
“Race and Virtue.”  Keynote panel presentation for the 4th annual Hays and Margaret Crimmel Colloquium on Liberal Education at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.  (Colloquium theme:  “Multiculturalism and ‘Values’ in the Liberal Arts.”  With fellow panelists Ron Scapp and Kevin Kumashiro.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2004, April).
“Race and Philosophical Ignorance.”  Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois.  Urbana-Champaign.
Thompson, Audrey. (2003, February).
“Risky Listening:  Race Relations, Whiteness Theory, and the Limits of Colorblind Listening.” Presentation for the Honors Program, Gonzaga University.  Spokane, WA.
Thompson, Audrey. (2002, March).
“The Whiteness of the APA Format.” Presentation for the School of Education, University of Delaware.  Newark, DE.
Thompson, Audrey (1990, November).
“Talking with Strangers:  Gender Dynamics in the Classroom.”  Invited Address sponsored by the Women’s Center, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
Thompson, Audrey (1989, December).
“On Dr. Pangloss and Educational Responsibility.” Invited Address for the Graduate Programs in Education, Human Development and Professional Psychology/Program in Educational Leadership, College of St. Thomas.  St. Paul, Minnesota.
Thompson, Audrey (1989, December).
“Experience, Theory and Practice in Friendship as a Moral Relation.” Invited Address for the Graduate Programs in Education, Human Development and Professional Psychology/Program in Educational Leadership, College of St. Thomas.  St. Paul, Minnesota.

Conference Presentations:  International

Villalpando, Octavio, Audrey Thompson, Dolores Delgado Bernal, and Donna Deyhle.  (2003, October).
“Can You Walk Away from It?  Racial Investments in Critical Race Theory and Whiteness Theory.”  (Panel discussion.)  Annual meeting of the American Education Studies Association.  Mexico City, Mexico.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey. (2000, July).
“Back to the Future:  Nostalgic White Anti-Racist Identity Formations.” Paper session at the annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education.  Glasgow, Scotland. (Refereed.)
Moje, Elizabeth and Audrey Thompson (1996, September).
“Sociocultural Practice and Learning to Write in School:  Exploring the Communicative and Transformative Potential of Gang Literacies.” Conference for Socio-Cultural Research/Piaget - Vygotsky Congress.  Geneva, Switzerland. (Refereed.)

Conference Presentations:  U.S. and Canada

Richardson, Troy, Georgia Grady Johnson, Barbara Kessel, and Audrey Thompson.  (2009, November).
“Multicultural Metaphors:  School Gardens and Tales Told out of School.”  (Symposium.)  (Joint paper with Barbara Kessel entitled:  “Race Is a Place:  White Space in Picture Books.”)  Annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Pittsburgh, PA.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2009, November). 
“Bob to the Rescue:  The Recentering of White Authority in Anti-Racist Narratives.”  (Paper session.)  Annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Pittsburgh, PA.  (Refereed.)
Richardson, Troy, Eduardo Duarte, and Audrey Thompson.  (2009, March). 
“Exploring Alternative Philosophical Grounds for New Modalities of Multicultural Practice.”  Alternative session.  Annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Montréal, Québec, Canada.  (Refereed.)
Villenas, Sofia; Audrey Thompson and Nancy Ares.  (2008, November).
”Masks and Mirrors:  Multicultural Pedagogies and the Search for Authenticity.“  (Symposium.)  (Individual paper entitled:  ”Queering Cinderella:  Cultural Recognition in Picture Books.“)  Annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Savannah, GA.  (Refereed.)
Bourassa, Greg; Cris Mayo; David Quijada; Eugene Tachinni; and Audrey Thompson.  (2008, November).
”Making Whiteness Visceral.“  (Symposium.)  (Individual paper entitled:  ”Without Sheep, Who Will Teach the Children?  Relationality in Educational Caring.“)  Annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Savannah, GA.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2008, June).
“Shadowing Cinderella:  The Artist as Fairy Godmother.”  (Individual paper session.)  Annual meeting of the Children’s Literature Association.  Normal, IL.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey. (2008, April).
“There Are No Sheep in Post-Structuralism.”  (Concurrent session.)  Annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Cambridge, MA.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey, Cris Mayo, Lisa Weems, and Kim Hackford-Peer.  (2007, October).
“Questioning Safe Spaces.”  (Panel.  Individual paper entitled. “Imaginary Safe Spaces.”)  Annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Cleveland, OH.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2007, April).
“Paper Cuts:  Anti-Racism and Its Discontents.”  (Paper session.)  Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Chicago, IL.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2006, November).
“Pedagogy for a Princess:  Queering Privilege in Student-Centered Education.”  (Paper session.)  Annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Spokane, WA.  (Refereed.)
Mayo, Cris, Audrey Thompson, Eduardo Duarte, and Kim Hackford-Peer.  (2006, November).
“Diversity Camp:  Humor and Social Justice Pedagogy.”  (Panel.)  Annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Spokane, WA.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2006, April).
“Risky Listening.”  (Individual paper.)  Annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Central division.  Chicago, IL.  (Refereed.)
Nunez-Janes, Mariela, Karen Stocker, Paule Cruz Takash, Mariann Skahan, Ojeya Cruz Banks, Antoinette Duffey, Audrey Thompson, Sofia Villenas, Richard Baldonado, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Theresa Baca-Watson, Patrick Camangian, and Donna Deyhle.  (December, 2005).
“Articulating an Anti-Racist Pedagogy:  Theories and Practices toward Racial Equity.” (Roundtable session.)  Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.  Washington, DC. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2005, November).
“Holla If You Hear Me:  Listening, Race, and Response.” (Paper session.)  Annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education.  Boston, MA. (Refereed.)
Correa, Ellen, and Audrey Thompson.  (2005, April).
“The Whiteness at the Heart of Progressive Pedagogy:  Costs for Students and Teachers of Color.”  (Paper session.)  Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Montréal, QC, Canada.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2005, April).
“Race, Gender, and the Politics of Citation.”  (Paper session.)  Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Montréal, QC, Canada.  (Refereed.)
Pimentel, Charise Nahm, and Audrey Thompson.  (2004, April).
“The Politics of Caring in a Bilingual Classroom:  A Case Study of Building a Community of Support.”  (Paper session.)  Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  San Diego, CA.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2004, March).
“Aestheticized Ignorance.”  (Paper presentation.)  Ethics and Epistemologies of Ignorance Conference, sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University.  University Park, PA.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2003, June).
“Whiteness Theory and Children’s Biography.”  (Individual paper session.)  Annual meeting of the Children’s Literature Association.  El Paso, TX.  (Refereed.)
Delgado Bernal, Dolores, Octavio Villalpando, Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Audrey Thompson, and Laurence Parker.  (2003, April).
“Race-ing through Messiness:  Accountability in Critical Race Theory Scholarship, Policy, and Pedagogy.”  (Interactive symposium.)  Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Chicago, IL.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (2003, March).
Anti-Racist Work Zones.” (Individual paper session.) Annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Miami, FL. (Refereed.)
Mayo, Cris, Matt Birkhold, and Audrey Thompson. (2002, September).
“Interracial Spaces and the Project of White Embodiment.” (Individual paper entitled “‘I Am Willing To Be Persuaded’:  Institutional Whiteness as Embodied Virtue in Academe.”) Panel presentation at the Bucknell University Conference on Race:  Color, Hair, and Bone:  The Persistence of Race into the 21st Century.  Lewisburg, PA. (Refereed.)
Sidorkin, Alexander, Frank Margonis, Audrey Thompson, Jaylynne N. Hutchinson, Rosalie M. Romano, Cherlyn M. Pijanowski, Charles Bingham, Barbara Stengel, Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon and Gert Biesta. (2002, April).
“A Case for a Pedagogy of Relation.” (Symposium).  Annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Vancouver, BC, Canada. (Refereed.)
Nahm, Charise, Kathy Hytten, Amee Adkins, and Audrey Thompson. (2001, April).
“The Pedagogy of Whiteness:  Beyond Notions of Sink or Swim.” (Individual paper entitled “‘I Can’t Find My Motivation’: The Limits of Method Morality in Whiteness Studies.”) Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Seattle, WA. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey. (2000, November).
“Tiffany, Friend of People of Color:  The Limits of ‘Good’ White Identity Pedagogies.” Paper session at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Vancouver, Canada. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey. (2000, October).
“Benjamin Banneker, The Brownies’ Book, and Beyond:  African-American Biographies for Children since the Harlem Renaissance.” Paper session at the annual meeting of the African American Literature and Culture Society.  Salt Lake City, UT. (Refereed.)
Arnstine, Don, Jim McClellan, Emily Robertson, Harvey Siegel, and Audrey Thompson. (2000, April).
“Millennial Resolutions:  Four Arguments for the Transformation of the School System.” (Individual paper entitled “Slouching towards the New Millennium.”) Alternative session at the annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Toronto, Canada. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey, Natasha Levinson, Cris Mayo, and Gloria Filax. (2000, April).
“Post-Identity Politics and Educational Practice.” (Individual papers.) Committee on the Status of Women session at the annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Toronto, Canada. (Invited.)
Thompson, A., Kathy Spencer Christy, Michelle Kelly, Bobbie Kirby, and Frank Margonis (1999, October).
“Othermothering, Otherfathering, and Othereducating: Politics, Pedagogy, and Relationship in African-American Traditions of Care.” (Individual paper entitled “Othermothering in Historical Context.”) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Detroit, MI. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1999, April).
“Art or Propaganda? Pedagogy and Politics in African-American Children’s Literature since the Harlem Renaissance.” (Individual paper session.) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Montreal, Canada. (Refereed.)
Available at the ERIC Document Reproduction Service; by searching for document number ED433394.
Katz, Michael, William Blizek, Linda Shadiow, and Audrey Thompson (1998, November).
“Examining the Moral Life through Film and Literature.” (Symposium:  Individual paper entitled “Imitation of Motherhood.”) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Philadelphia, PA. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey, Kathy Spencer Christy, Michelle Kelly, and Sandy Petersen (1998, November).
“Teaching in Other People’s Communities:  White Teachers and African American Students.” (Individual paper entitled “The Ethics of Care in Black and White.”) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Philadelphia, PA. (Refereed.)
Siegel, Harvey, Nick Burbules, Barbara Houston, Jim McClellan, Denis Phillips, Lynda Stone, and Audrey Thompson (1998, March).
Oxford-Style Debate:  Resolved: that both logical/analytic and non-logical/non-analytic forms of argumentation be fully countenanced as legitimate for work in philosophy of education.” (Individual papers.) Alternative session of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Cambridge, MA. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1998, March).
The Adult and the Curriculum.” Concurrent session of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Cambridge, MA. (Refereed.)
Margonis, Frank, Stephen Preskill, and Audrey Thompson (1997, November).
“Progressive Pedagogy in the Ninteenth Century: New Forms of Discipline?” (Symposium:  individual papers.) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  San Antonio, TX. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey, Georgia Johnson, Mary Leach, Frank Margonis, and Stephen Preskill (1997, November).
“Disciplining Progressive Pedagogy.” (Symposium:  individual papers.) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  San Antonio, TX. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1997, April).
What to Do while Waiting for the Revolution:  Political Pragmatism and Performance Pedagogy.” Concurrent session of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Vancouver, Canada. (Refereed.)
Moje, Elizabeth, Audrey Thompson, R. Christiansen, and E. Zeitler (1997, March).
“‘Just Kicken It’:  Literacy as Sociocultural Practice in an Urban Middle School.” (Individual Paper.) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Chicago, IL. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1997, March).
“‘Do It Like You’re Someone Else’:  Progressive Pedagogy as Performance.” (Individual Paper.) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Chicago, IL. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1997, February).
“Into the Unknown:  Aaron Douglas, Alain Locke, and the Art of Social Protest.” (Paper Session.) The First Interdisciplinary Symposium of African American and African Studies. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Katz, Michael, William Blizek, Susan Laird, Betty Sichel, and Audrey Thompson (1996, November).
“Literature and the Moral Life.” (Symposium:  Individual Paper entitled “Modern Morality Tales.”) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Montreal, Canada. (Refereed.)
Leach, Mary, Frank Margonis, and Audrey Thompson (1996, November).
“Do We Do Dewey or Don’t We?” (Symposium:  Individual Paper entitled “Dewey and the Politics of Experience.”) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Montreal, Canada. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1996, April).
“Entertaining Doubts:  Enjoyment and Ambiguity in the Classroom.” (Roundtable session.) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  New York, NY. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1996, March).
Political Pragmatism and Educational Inquiry.” Concurrent session of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Houston, TX. (Refereed.)
Margonis, Frank, Stephen Preskill, Mary Leach, and Audrey Thompson (1995, November).
“Conversing in Classrooms:  The Power and Authority of Nondirective Teaching.” (Symposium:  individual papers.) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association. Cleveland, OH.
Thompson, Audrey (1995, April).
“The Ethics of Progressive Pedagogy.” (Individual round table session under symposium title, “Lying and Stealing:  Tricks of the Trade.”) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  San Francisco, CA. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey, Mary Leach, Frank Margonis, Alicia Rodriguez, Stephen Preskill (1994, November).
“Talking Teaching.” (Symposium: Individual Papers.) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Chapel Hill, NC. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1994, April).
“Rumors Concerning ‘the Death of the Author’ Have Been Greatly Exaggerated:  Conceptions of Authorship in Collaboration.” (Symposium Paper.) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  New Orleans, LA. (Refereed.)
Wade, Suzanne, Audrey Thompson, and William Watkins (1994, April).
“The Role of Authors’ and Readers’ Belief Systems in the Construction of Meaning.” (Symposium Paper.) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  New Orleans, LA. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1994, March).
White Girlz N the Hood.Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Concurrent Session.  Response to Hilary Davis.  Charlotte, NC. (Invited.)
Thompson, Audrey (1993, November).
“Promise of a Storm—Political Pragmatism.” Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Chicago, Illinois. (Refereed.)
Leach, Mary, Frank Margonis, and Audrey Thompson (1993, November).
“‘I (You) Gotta Be Me’: Authenticity in the Classroom.” (Symposium:  Individual Papers.) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Chicago, Illinois. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey, and Andrew Gitlin (1993, April).
“The Reconstruction of Knowledge in Feminist Praxis and Action Research.”Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Atlanta, Georgia. (Refereed.)
Wade, Suzanne, and Audrey Thompson (1993, April).
“Effects of Beliefs on Responses to Historical Information.” (Symposium Paper.) Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association.  Atlanta, Georgia. (Refereed.)
Wade, Suzanne, and Audrey Thompson (1992, December).
“Effects of Strong Points of View on Responses to Texts.” Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference.  San Antonio, Texas. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1992, November).
“Lying to Joe Friday:  Feminist Facts and Problem-Solving.”Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1992, April).
“Friendship as a Site of Knowledge.” (Individual Paper).  Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association.  San Francisco, CA. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1991, March).
“The Politics of Language-Games.”Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society, Concurrent Session. Response to Walter Okshevsky.  Washington, DC. (Invited).
Thompson, Audrey (1990, November).
“Good Bunnies are Politically Correct:  Children’s Literature, Feminist Pedagogy, and the Problem of Didacticism.”Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.  Orlando, Florida. (Refereed.)
Thompson. A. (1990, March).
“The Baby with a Gun:  A Feminist Inquiry into Plausibility, Certainty and Context in Moral Education.” Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society.  Miami, Florida. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1986, April).
“Kant and Community.” Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society, Concurrent Session. Response to Victor Worsfold.  Montreal, Quebec. (Invited.)
Thompson, Audrey (1985, April).
“Down from the Pedestal:  Reintegrating Art Education with Social Experience.”Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society, Concurrent Session.  New Orleans, Louisiana. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1984, April).
“Meaning in the Experience of Literature.”Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society, Concurrent Session. Response to Lorraine Kasprisin.  Marina del Rey, California. (Invited.)
Thompson, Audrey (1983, April).
“The Expressive Object:  A Deweyan Approach to the Problem of Authenticity.”Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society, Concurrent Session.  Cincinnati, Ohio. (Refereed.)

Conference Presentations:  Regional

Tachinni, Eugene, and Audrey Thompson.  (2009, October).
“Rainbow Sweat Bands and Anti-Racist Resumés:  Framing Identity in Social Justice Writing.”  (Paper session.)  Annual meeting of the regional Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference.  Salt Lake City, Utah.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2006, October).
“Queering Citation.”  (Paper session.)  Annual meeting of the regional Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference.  Salt Lake City, UT.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2005, November).
“Poetic Listening, Visceral Learning.” (Individual paper session.)  Semi-annual Midwest Society for Women in Philosophy meeting.  Normal, IL. (Refereed.)
Blackwell, Deanna, María Estrada, and Audrey Thompson.  (2004, November).
“Race and Relationality in College Classrooms.”  (Panel presentation.) Whose Children?  Ethics, Education, and Collective Responsibility, sponsored by the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Arizona State University.  Tempe, AZ.  (Invited.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2004, October).
“Researchers as Unreliable Narrators.”  (Individual paper session.)  Semi-annual Midwest Society for Women in Philosophy meeting.  Chicago, IL.  (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2003, November).
“The Luxuries and Violences of Virtue.”  (Paper presentation.) Whose Children?  Ethics, Education, and Collective Responsibility, sponsored by the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Arizona State University.  Tempe, AZ.  (Invited.)
Thompson, Audrey.  (2003, October).
“Whiteness and the Rhetoric of the APA Manual.”  (Paper session.)  Annual meeting of the regional Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference.  Salt Lake City, UT.  (Refereed.)
Blackwell, Deanna, and Audrey Thompson. (2003, March).
“Quality Time with White Folks:  Cross-Race Relationships in the Classroom.” Individual paper session.  Semi-annual Midwest Society for Women in Philosophy meeting.  (Conference Theme: Theories of Complex Communication.)  East Lansing, MI. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey. (2001, October).
“Gentlemanly Orthodoxy:  Critical Race Feminism and the Whiteness of the APA Guidelines.” Individual paper session.  Semi-annual Midwest Society for Women in Philosophy meeting.  (Conference Theme:  Feminism and Critical Race Theory.)  Normal, IL. (Refereed.)
Nahm, Charise, Matt Jackson, and Audrey Thompson. (2000, October).
“Pedagogical Investments in Whiteness:  What is at Stake for Teacher Change?” (Individual paper entitled “Building the Tools to Build Anti-Racist Pedagogical Tools.”) Annual Meeting of the Western States Composition Conference.  Salt Lake City, UT. (Refereed.)
Thompson, Audrey (1991, November).
“Identity and Relationship in Teaching as Performance.”Annual Meeting of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, Concurrent Session.  Cincinnati, Ohio. (Refereed.)

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Ed. St. 460 Undergraduate foundations course on school and society. Autumn 1990, Winter 1992, Spring 1992, Autumn 1993, Winter 1994, Spring 1994, Autumn 1994, Autumn 1995, Winter 1996, Spring 1996, Autumn 1996, Winter 1997 
Ed. St. 602 Introduction to Cultural and Critical Studies.  Focus:  literacy issues.  Winter 1991
Ed. St. 602 Introduction to Cultural and Critical Studies.  Focus:  Literacy and Technology.  Spring 1991 
Ed. St. 602 Introduction to Cultural and Critical Studies.  Focus:  Multicultural and Gender Issues.  Summer 1995, Spring 1996 
Ed. St. 618 Classics in Education.  Focus:  conceptions of childhood and adolescence.  Spring 1993, Spring 1997 
Ed. St. 619 John Dewey seminar.  Focus on Dewey’s educational philosophy in relation to a liberal democratic order, with special attention to issues of gender, race, class, and culture.  Winter 1992, Autumn 1993, Winter 1996 
Ed. St. 630 Philosophy of Education.  Focus on reading and writing philosophically. Theme:  education in a democratic society.  Winter 1991 
Ed. St. 630 Philosophy of Education.  Focus on conceptions of equality.  Spring 1995 
Ed. St. 630 Philosophy of Education.  Focus on American pragmatism.  Autumn 1991
Ed. St. 654 Women and Education.  Seminar on historical and philosophical issues for women in education.  Winter 1995, Winter 1997 
Ed. St. 680 (cross-listed as Wm. St. 579 Seminar on feminist issues in education for graduate and undergraduate students.  Autumn 1990 
Ed. St. 680 Seminar on conceptions of childhood.  Spring 1992 
Ed. St. 680 (cross-listed as Wm. St. 579 Seminar on women and education, with a historical and philosophical emphasis.  Co-taught with Harvey Kantor.  (Winter 1993) (New course number will be Ed. St. 654.) 
Ed. St. 680 (cross-listed as Wm. St. 579 Seminar on feminist epistemology with a focus on feminist standpoint theory.  Spring 1993, Autumn 1996 
Ed. St. 680 (cross-listed as Wm. St. 579 Intensive in-service course for teachers focusing on gender issues in the classroom.  Summer 1993 
Ed. St. 680 Feminine and feminist ethics.  In-service allied course for co-op class on issues of gender and politics in ethics.  Spring 1994 
Ed. St. 680 African-American epistemology and pedagogy.  Autumn 1994 
Ed. St. 694 Directed Reading and Research.  Focus on issues in art education in John Dewey’s philosophy.  Autumn 1990 
Ed. St. 694 Directed Reading and Research.  Focus on progressivism and pragmatism.  Spring 1991 
Ed. St. 694 Directed Reading and Research.  Focus on gender issues in communication, development, and health education.  Summer 1991 
Ed. St. 694 Directed Reading and Research.  Focus on African-American children and adolescents.  Spring 1992 
Ed. St. 694 Directed Reading and Research.  Focus on Issues in the Education of African-Americans.  Spring 1993 
Ed. St. 694 Directed Reading and Research.  Focus on issues in feminist philosophy and epistemology.  Summer 1993 
Ed. St./ECS 4111 School and Society  Autumn 1998; Spring 1999; Fall 1999; Spring 2000; Fall 2000; Spring 2001, Fall 2002
ECS 4111 School and Society Spring 2003 
Wm. St. 5910 Senior Research Project in Women’s Studies. Focus on feminist theories of art.  Spring 1999 
Ed. St. 6600 Introduction to Critical and Cultural Studies Summer 2004 
Ed. St. 6616 Women and Education Spring 1999 
ECS 6616/7616 (cross-listed as GNDR 5616) History of Women’s Education in the US Summer 2004 
Ed. St./ECS 6620 Philosophy of Education Seminar:  The Writing Wars:  Scholarship and the Construction of Knowledge. Spring 2001 
ECS 6620 & 7620 Philosophy of Education Seminar:  Narrative, Storytelling, and Constructions of Racial Meaning. Spring 2004 
Ed. St./ECS 6621 Pragmatism and the Philosophy of John Dewey Fall 1999 
ECS 6621 & 7621 Pragmatism and the Philosophy of John Dewey: Focus on John Dewey and Cornel West Fall 2002
ECS 6621 & 7621 Pragmatism and the Philosophy of John Dewey: Problem-solving and Cultural Authority Summer 2007
Ed. St./ECS 6622 Feminist Epistemologies and Pedagogies Spring 2000
ECS 6622 & 7622 Feminist Epistemologies and Pedagogies Fall 2006
Ed. St./ECS 6623 African American Epistemologies and Pedagogies Autumn 1998
ECS 6623 & 7623 African American Epistemologies and Pedagogies Spring 2002
ECS 6624 & 7624 Whiteness Theory and Education Fall 2003
ECS 6624 & 7624 Whiteness Theory and Education Fall 2005
ECS 6624 & 7624 Whiteness Theory and Education Spring 2009
ECS 6624 & 7624 Whiteness Theory and Education Spring 2011
ECS 6626 & 7626 Whiteness Theory:  New Directions for Research and Pedagogy
Prerequisite:  ECS 6624/7624
Spring 2008
ECS 6628 Whiteness in Cross-Race Classroom Relationships Spring 2008
ECS 6629 & 7629 The Writing Wars:  Scholarship and the Construction of Knowledge Spring 2003
ECS 6629 & 7629 The Writing Wars:  Scholarship and the Construction of Knowledge Fall 2007
ECS 6629 & 7629 The Writing Wars:  Scholarship and the Construction of Knowledge Fall 2009
Ed. St. 6662 & 7662 Seminar on Gender and Sexuality in Education:  Focus on Alternative and Hegemonic Spaces Fall 2008
Ed. St. 6950 Special Topics:  Whiteness Theory and Education Spring 2000
ECS 6950 Special Topics:  Whiteness Theory and Education Autumn 2001
ECS 6950 & 7950 Special Topics:  Queer Theory in Education Spring 2006
ECS 6950 & 7950 Special Topics:  Race, Gender, and the Core Curriculum Summer 2009
ECS 6960 Directed Reading and Research:  Masters.  Focus on whiteness theory. Spring 2002, Summer 2002
ECS 6960 Directed Reading and Research:  Masters.  Whiteness Theory in Practice. Summer 2007
ECS 6960/7960 Directed Readings:  Whiteness in the Academy Autumn 2002 
ECS 6960/7960 Queering Scholarly Authority Spring 2010 
Ed. St./ECS 7960 Directed Reading and Research:  Doctoral.
Focus on Queer Theory and Education 
Spring 1999 
ECS 7960 Directed Reading and Research:  Doctoral.
Focus on Theories of Caring and Education 
Fall 2000 
ECS 7960 Directed Reading and Research:  Doctoral.
Focus on Storytelling and Listening across Race 
Spring 2002 
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