Alison Happel-Parkins' research is focused on social and environmental justice. In the past, both her theoretical and empirical work has explored issues related to race, class, gender, and sexuality in K-12 spaces. In her theoretical work, she continues to focus on environmental justice, specifically the ways in which ecofeminist and ecocritical frameworks can help K-12 educators expand their curriculum in order to help students recognize their interconnections with other humans and the more-than-human world. Her most recent empirical research focuses on how women's experiences of sexuality and health are influenced by various institutions, such as the medical system, religion, education, etc.
Ph.D., Georgia State University (2011)