Ashley N. Woodson

Ashley N. Woodson, Affiliate Black Studies
Assistant Professor College of Education, William A. and Jean S. Stauffer Faculty Fellow in Education
321N Townsend Hall

Ashley N. Woodson is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education, and affiliate faculty in the Department of Black Studies. She uses qualitative methods and critical theories of race to explore Black adolescents’ performances of citizenship and activism in the afterlife of slavery. Dr. Woodson is particularly interested in the civic stories kids tell as they think/live through intersections of race, gender, sexuality and religion. She received her Master of Arts in African & African American Studies, and Ph.D. in Teacher Education from Michigan State University.

Dr. Woodson is inspired by haiku poetry, Afrocentric graphic artists, humorous protest posters and 90s R&B. She has published in Urban Education, the Journal of Lesbian Studies, the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and Theory and Research in Social Education. Her work has been funded by the American Educational Research Association, National Science Foundation and Spencer Foundation.