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Dr. Alison Happel-Parkins

Asst Professor

Counsel Educations Psych Research

Office Location: 303a Ball Hall

Phone: (901) 678-2897


  • Happel, A. (Invited, In press). Performances of Pronouns: Using Feminist Post-Structuralism to Explore the Social Construction of Gender. In K. Haltinner & R. Pilgeram (Eds.), Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America. New York: Springer Press.
  • Happel, A. (In press). Midwifery. In N. Naples (Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender & Sexuality Studies. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Lupinacci, J. & Happel-Parkins, A. (2015, In press). (Un)Learning Anthropocentrism: An EcoJustice Framework for Teaching to Resist Human-Supremacy in Schools. In S. Rice & A.G. Rud (Eds.), Animals and Education. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Lupinacci, J & Happel, A. (2015, In press). Recognize, Resist, & Reconstitute: An EcoJustice Response to Neoliberalism. In M. Abendroth & B. Porfilio (Eds.), Schools Against the Neoliberal Rule. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Happel, A. & Atkinson, B. (2013). Education's Handmaids?: The Role of the Teacher in the Age of Accountability. In J. Heybach & E. Sheffield (Eds.), Dystopia and Education: Insights for Theory, Praxis, and Policy. North Carolina: New Age Information Publishing.
  • Happel, A. (2013). The Personal is Political: Feminist Resistance to Neoliberalism within the Academy. In E. A. Daniels & B. J. Porfilio (Eds.), Dangerous Counterstories in the Corporate Academy: Narrating for Understanding, Solidarity, Resistance, and Community in the Age of Neoliberalism. North Carolina: New Age Information Publishing.
  • Esposito, J. & Happel, A. (2012). Oprah and Obama Made It, Why Can't Everyone Else?: Utilizing Intersectional Pedagogy to Challenge Post-Racial Ideologies Within the Higher Education Classroom. In C. Banks & S. Pliner (Eds.), Teaching, Learning, and Intersecting Identities in Higher Education. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

  • Nordstrom, S. & Happel, A. (Accepted, Under Revision). Methodological Drag: Subversive Performances of Qualitative Methodologist and Pedagogical Practices. Qualitative Inquiry.
  • Happel, A. & Esposito, J. (2015, in press). Using Popular Culture Texts in the Classroom to Interrogate Issues of Gender Transgression Related to Bullying. Educational Studies, 51(1).
  • Esposito, J & Happel, A. (2014: online only). “You have to hold your own”: Investigating the Social Networks of a Diverse Group of Disenfranchised Urban Male Youth. The Urban Review. DOI 10.1007/s11256-014-0318-1.
  • Happel, A. & Esposito, J. (2013). Pageant Trouble: An Exploration of Gender Transgression in Little Miss Sunshine. Gender Forum: 46.
  •  Happel, A.  (2013). Ritualized Girling: School Uniforms and the Compulsory Performance of Gender.  Journal of Gender Studies, 22(1), 1-5.
  • Happel, A. (2011). A Review of "Granito de Arena/Grain of Sand." Educational Studies, 47(2), 208- 210.
  • Happel, A. & Esposito, J. (2010). Vampires, Vixens, and Feminists: An Analysis of Twilight. Educational Studies, 46(5), 524-531.

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