I wrote a book (!)…

It doesn’t seem real, and probably won’t until I actually have a physical copy in my hands, but I wrote a book, y’all!

Country Teachers in City Schools: The Challenge of Negotiating Identity and Place will be published by Lexington, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield in May of 2023. It is based on my work with rurally raised teachers working in sub/urban schools (out-migrants) that I undertook for my dissertation. It was a good dissertation, but thanks to reviewers, it’s an even better book.

In the book, I discuss the personal and professional identity development the teachers I worked with experienced across rural and sub/urban spaces and how that shaped their instruction and interaction with students in their classrooms.

Here’s the table of contents:

Chapter 1: Place, Identity, and Purpose
Chapter 2: Building (Non)Rural Identities
Chapter 3: Portraits of Complexity: Place-Connected Identity
Chapter 4: Language as Rural Identity
Chapter 5: Place and Landscape as Identity
Chapter 6: Understandings of Race and Racism in Rural Schools and Communities
Chapter 7: Place(s) as Pedagogy in the ELA Classroom
Chapter 8: Developing Place-Conscious Teachers
Chapter 9: Rural Futures and Out-Migrant Visibility

Here’s what colleagues are saying:

Here’s where you can pre-order with a coupon:

You can pre-order on the Rowman & Littlefield website. See the coupon code below to get 30% off your purchase.

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