Kamden Strunk, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology, has recently published a new book entitled Queering Education in the Deep South. Published by Information Age Publishing of Charlotte, NC, the book explores education in the Deep South, with a focus on LGBTQ students and educators, and on queer theoretical perspectives in education.
Topics include teaching LGBTQ issues and queer studies in the Deep South, educational policy and practice in the Deep South as related to queer issues, and efforts to introduce queer literature to libraries and queer collections to archives. Chapter authors examine what realities exist in education in the U.S. South currently, and what possibilities might be imagined in the future.
In addition to his introduction and conclusion, Strunk penned a chapter entitled “Making Sense of Contradictions in Deep South Schooling: Queer Potentialities and Possibilities.” A separate chapter was written by Strunk’s EFLT colleagues Carey E. Andrzejewski and Hannah Carson Baggett.
Strunk is also a leading member of the Critical Studies Group, made up of COE faculty and students. The group was recently recognized with an award from the Auburn University Office of Inclusion and Diversity. The specific recognition is the University Award for Inclusive Excellence and Diversity for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Collaboration.
Congratulations Dr. Strunk!