Amanda Vickery

Assistant Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2680

Biography

Amanda E. Vickery is an assistant professor of teacher preparation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary social studies methods.

Professor Vickery's research focuses on how African American women teachers utilize experiential and community knowledge to reconceptualize the construct of citizenship. She also writes about the contributions of African American women to the long civil rights movement and how teachers can adopt an intersectional lens in which to teach U.S. history. Professor Vickery is a social studies educator in teacher preparation. She and her colleagues are interested in having preservice elementary teachers engage in the practice of critical historical thinking in hopes that they will incorporate this approach in their future classrooms. Her scholarship has been published in Theory and Research in Social Education, Journal of Social Studies Research, Gender and Education, The High School Journal, Journal of Social Studies Research and Practice, and The International Journal of Multicultural Education.

Professor Vickery is active in the social studies community and currently serves as chair of the Scholars of Color Faculty Forum of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and also serves as the elections chair on the CUFA Executive Board. She is a former middle school social studies teacher in Pflugerville, Texas.

Education

  • Ph.D.  Curriculum and Instruction (Social Studies Education), University of Texas-Austin 2015
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction (Social Studies Education), University of Texas-Austin 2011
  • B.A. History and Government, UTEACH Liberal Arts Social Studies 8-12 teacher certification, University of Texas-Austin 2008

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Research Interests

Guiding Research Questions:

  • How do African American women social studies teachers define and teach citizenship? In what ways do they challenge and reconceptualize the construct to better align with their experiences as African American women teachers?
  • How can we best teach social studies through an intersectional lens to account for the multiple intersections of a person's or communities identity and experience?
  • How do Black social studies teacher educators enact race pedagogy in an elementary social studies methods course, and in what ways did students perceive and interact with race pedagogy and discourse presented?

Current Research Projects:

  • As a social studies educator in teacher preparation, Dr. Vickery and her colleagues are interested in having preservice elementary teachers engage in the practice of critical historical thinking in hopes that they will incorporate this approach in their future classrooms. Using a qualitative methodology, Dr. Vickery will be working with a team made up of social studies education scholars from three different universities and studying how preservice teachers create a journey box as a tool to engage elementary students in critical historical thinking to examine and analyze multicultural histories. 
  • Dr. Vickery is researching how a scholar of color negotiates their academic identity in preparing preservice social studies teachers to teach critical enactments of citizenship.
  • Dr. Vickery is researching how African American women elementary teachers integrate diverse narratives and perspectives into their social studies curriculum. 

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

First authorship indicates lead author unless otherwise indicated. *Co-author was an undergraduate or graduate student.

    

Articles Published, Accepted, and In Press in Peer Reviewed Journals

 

[14]    Vickery, A.E. and Salinas, C. (In Press). “I question America.... Is this America”:

Centering the narratives of  Black women in the Civil Rights Movement. Curriculum Inquiry, 49(3). Acceptance rate: 21-30%. Impact factor: .812.  Article submitted February 2018/ Accepted January 4, 2019

 

[13]    Vickery, A.E., Trent, K.*, Salinas, C. (In Press). The future is intersectional:

Teaching the civil rights movement through an intersectional lens. Multicultural Perspectives. Impact factor: .37.  Article submitted September 12, 2018/ Accepted January 7, 2019.

 

[12]    Vickery, A.E. (2019). “Still I Rise”: A Black Feminist teacher’s journey to

(re)member in the teaching of national history. Race Ethnicity and Education, 1-19.

https://doi.org/10.1080/13613324.2019.1579183

Acceptance rate: 6-10%. Impact factor: 1.257. Article submitted December 2017 / Accepted August 23, 2018 / Published online February 15, 2019.

 

[11]    King, L.J., Vickery, A.E., Caffrey, G.* (2018). Racial Literacy and using the LETS

ACT framework to teach controversial issues. Social Education, 82(6), 316-32.

Peer reviewed flagship journal of the National Council for the Social Studies. Article submitted September

2018/ Published online November 2018.

 

[10]    Vickery, A.E. (2018). After the March, What?: Black women and the feminist

movement. Social Studies Research and Practice, 13(3), 402-411.

https://doi.org/10.1108/SSRP-05-2018-0020.

Acceptance rate: 11%.  Article submitted May 2018 / Accepted October 5, 2018 / Published online November

29, 2018.

    

[9]    Vickery, A.E. (2017). “You excluded us for so long and now you want us to be

patriotic?” African American women teachers contemplating the quandary of

citizenship. Theory and Research in Social Education, 45(3), 318-348. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00933104.2017.1282387.

Acceptance rate: 13%. Impact Factor .636. Official journal of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Article submitted June 1, 2016/ Accepted January 11, 2017/ Published online February 15, 2017.

 

[8]    Vickery, A. E. (2017). “We are all in this struggle together”: Towards an active

communal construct of citizenship. Urban Education. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042085917721955.

Acceptance rate: 11-20%. Impact Factor 0.869. Article submitted July 27, 2016/ Accepted May 7, 2017/ Published online July 21, 2017.

 

[7]    Vickery, A.E. (2017). “Women know how to get things done”: Narrative of an

intersectional movement. Social Studies Research and Practice, 12(1), 31-41.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SSRP-03-2017-0004.

Acceptance rate: 11%. Article submitted September 1, 2016/ Accepted October 21, 2016, Published online June 16, 2017.

 

[6]    Vickery, A.E. (2016). “I know what you are about to enter”: Lived experiences of

African American women as the curricular foundation for teaching citizenship. Gender and Education,  28(6), 725-741.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2016.1221890.

Acceptance rate: 11-20%. Impact Factor 0.905. Article submitted July 1, 2015/ Accepted June 8, 2016/ Published online August 16, 2016.

 

[5]    Vickery, A.E. (2016). “I worry about my Community”: African American women

utilizing communal notions of citizenship in the social studies classroom. International

Journal of Multicultural Education, 18(1), 28-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.18251/ijme.v18i1.1061

Acceptance rate: 14%. Article submitted June 2015/ Accepted September 8, 2015/ Published February 29, 2016.

 

[4]    Ramirez, P., and Vickery, A.E., Salinas, C.S., Ross, L*. (2016). Critical Latina Bilingual

Teachers: Interrogating and Combating a Monolingual Education in Arizona. Bilingual

Research Journal,  39(4), 296-308. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15235882.2016.1238856.  

Acceptance rate 12%.

 

[3]    Salinas, C., Vickery, A.E., & Franquiz, M. (2016). Advancing Border Pedagogies:

Understandings of Citizenship Through Comparisons of Home to School Contexts. The

High School Journal, 99(4), 322-336. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hsj.2016.0012

Acceptance rate: 20%.

 

[2]    Vickery, A.E. (2015) “It was never meant for us”: Towards a Black Feminist construct

of citizenship in social studies. Journal of Social Studies Research, 39(3), 163-172. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssr.2014.12.002

Acceptance rate: 10-15%. Official journal of the International Society for the Social Studies.  

 

[1]    Vickery, A.E and Holmes, K. (2014). Placing race at the center stage: A critical

examination of the impact of race in the social studies. Journal of Social Studies

Research, 38(4), 229-230.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssr.2014.01.001.

Acceptance rate: 10-15%. Official journal of the International Society for the Social Studies. Published October 2014.

 

Articles Under Review in Peer Reviewed Journals:

    

[2]    Vickery, A.E. (Under Review). “This is a story of who America is”: Cultural

memories and Black civic identity. Journal of Curriculum Studies. Acceptance rate 11%.

Impact factor 1.076. Article submitted January 2019

 

[1]    Vickery, A.E., Rodriguez, N. N., & Hall, D.*(Under Review). Sister Outsider:

Intersectionality in Children’s Literature. Social Studies and the Young Learner.  

Peer reviewed flagship journal of the National Council for the Social Studies. Article submitted June 2018

 

Invited Publications

 

[2]    Vickery, A.E. (2018). Now let’s get in formation: Millennial

Teachers of Color and the fight for a better world. Teachers College Record.

http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22471

Acceptance rate: 8%. Impact factor: .722.  Book Review submitted July 2018/ Published online August 15, 2018

 

[1]    Vickery, A.E. & Hall, D.* (2018). Spilling the Lemonade in Social Studies: A response

to culture. In Krutka, D.G., Whitlock, A.M., & Helmsing, M. (Eds.) Keywords in the Social

Studies: Concepts and Conversations. New York City, NY: Peter Lang Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-4331-5640-3.

 

 

Book Chapters Published and In press

 

[4]     Vickery, A.E. (in press). “I know what you are about to enter”: Lived experiences of

African American women as the curricular foundation for teaching citizenship. In

Edwards, K. (Ed.) Theorising Curriculum in Colour and Curves: Black Women with/in

Curriculum Studies. New York City, NY: Routledge.

 

[3]    Busey, C. and Vickery, A.E. (2018). Black Like Me: Race Pedagogy and Black

Elementary Social Studies Teacher Educators. In Shear, S.B., Tschida, C.M., Bellows, E.,

Buchanan, L.B., & Saylor, E.E (Eds.) (Re)Imagining Elementary Social Studies: A

Controversial Issues Reader (25-48). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. ISBN:

1641130741

 

[2]    Salinas, C.S., Vickery, A.E., Rodriguez, N.N (2018). The GI Forum, Felix Longoria and

El movimiento: Understanding the Latina/o civil rights movement through critical

historical inquiry. In Blankenship, W.G. (Ed.) Teaching the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1948-1976. New York City, NY: Peter Lang Publishing. ISBN: 1433149532

 

[1]    Vickery, A.E., Holmes, K., and Brown, A. (2015). Excavating critical racial knowledge in

economics and world geography. In Chandler, P. (Ed.) Doing race in social studies:

Critical perspectives. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. ISBN-10: 1681230909

 

Articles and Book Chapters in Preparation

 

[3]    Rodriguez, N. N., Vickery, A.E., Drake, R.*, & Hall, D.* (manuscript in preparation).

Intersectionality in Children’s Literature about “Empowering Women and Girls”.

 

[2]    Vickery, A.E. (manuscript in preparation). Lifting as we Climb: Towards a Theory of

Critical Black Active and Communal Citizenship.

 

[1]    Vickery, A.E. (manuscript in preparation). Is this really what a citizen looks like?

Reimagining critical civic education.

 

Courses

Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EED 524Social Studies Meth&Assessment
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EED 324Social Studies in Elem Schools
EED 524Social Studies Meth&Assessment
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EED 324Social Studies in Elem Schools
BLE 324Soc Studies/Diverse Lang Clsrm
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EED 524Social Studies Meth&Assessment
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EED 524Social Studies Meth&Assessment
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BLE 324Soc Studies/Diverse Lang Clsrm
EED 524Social Studies Meth&Assessment
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ELL 515Structured Engl Immersion (SEI
EED 524Social Studies Meth&Assessment
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EED 524Social Studies Meth&Assessment
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BLE 324Soc Studies/Diverse Lang Clsrm
EED 524Social Studies Meth&Assessment
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EED 524Social Studies in Elem Schools
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EED 324Social Studies in Elem Schools
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EED 324Social Studies in Elem Schools

Presentations

 

Refereed National and International Conferences--Presenter:

[32]    Rodriguez, N.N., Vickery, A.E., Hall, D. (2018, November). Intersectionality in Childrens

Literature about Empowering Women and Girls. Paper presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly. Chicago, Il.

[31]    Vickery, A.E. (2018, November). Reconceptualizing Civic Education: Attitudes,

Ideology, Identity, and Resistance in Social Studies Classrooms. Paper presented at the

College and University Faculty Assembly. Chicago, Il.

[30]    Vickery, A.E. (2018, November). This is a Story of Who America is: Utilizing Cultural

Memories as the Foundation to Black Civic Identity. Paper presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly. Chicago, Il.

[29]    Jimenez-Silva, Luevanos, R., Vickery, A.E., Guerrero, K. (2018, November). Reaching

Diverse Learners:  Resources From The Instruction Community. Symposium

presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference. Chicago, Il.

[28]    Vickery, A.E. (2018, April). Is this America? Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

through an intersectional lens. Paper presented at the American Educational Research

Association. New York City, NY.

[27]    Vickery, A.E. (2017, November). I question America.... Is this America: Centering the

narratives of  Black women in the Civil Rights Movement. Paper presented at the

College and University Faculty Assembly. San Francisco, CA.

[26]    Vickery, A.E. (2017, November). Still I Rise: A Black Feminist teachers journey to

(re)member in the teaching of national history. Paper presented at the College and

University Faculty Assembly. San Francisco, CA.

[25]    Lo, J., Schmidt, S., Merchant, N., Santiago, M., & Vickery, A.E. (2017, November). Social

Studies Research and Teaching in an Era of Divisiveness and Questionable Truths. Symposium presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly. San Francisco, CA.

[24]    Jimenez-Silva, M., Luevamos, R., Vickery, A.E. (2017, November). NCSSs Instruction

Communitys Strategies for Cultivating Empathy through Instruction. Symposium

presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference. San Francisco, CA.

[23]    Vickery, A.E. (2017, April). Confessions of a rebellious social studies teacher: Using

autoethnography to carve out spaces for teachers of color within the field. Paper

presented at the American Educational Research Association. San Antonio, TX.

[22]    Vickery, A.E. (2017, April). Teaching intersectionality and the Civil Rights movement.

Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. San Antonio, TX.

[21]    Vickery, A.E. (2016, December). The civil rights movement was never just Black and

White: Preservice teachers engaging in perspective recognition to explore notions of

intersectionality within the civil rights movement. Paper to be presented at the College

and University Faculty Assembly. Washington, D.C.

[20]    Vickery, A.E. (2016, December). I just dont care about citizenship: African American

women teachers and the dilemma of citizenship. Paper to be presented at the College

and University Faculty Assembly. Washington, D.C.

[19]    Hawley, T., Chandler, P., Shear, S., Woodson, A., Powell, D., Finley, S*., Ross, W.E.,

Broome, J., Wheeler-Bell, Q., Endacott, J., Levicky, M., & Vickery, A.E. (2016, December). Making the Comfortable Uncomfortable: A Call for Subversive, Anti-Entropy Social Studies Teaching and Learning in Schools and Communities. Contemporary Issues Dialogue presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly. Washington, D.C.

[18]    Jimenez- Silva, M., Petri, S., Guerrero, K., & Vickery, A.E. (2016, December). Using

Inquiry Strategies Effectively: Gems from the Instruction Community. Symposium

presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference. Washington, D.C.

[17]    Vickery, A.E. (2016, April). I do these things because I know what you are about to

enter: Lived experiences and teaching citizenship. Paper presented at the American

Educational Research Association. Washington D.C.

[16]    Vickery, A.E. (2016, April). You excluded us for so long and now you want us to be

patriotic? The quandary of citizenship. Paper presented at the American Educational

Research Association. Washington D.C.

[15]    Vickery, A.E. (2016, April). This isnt necessarily how it's going to look in the real world:

The necessity of using experiential knowledge to prepare and uplift citizens of color. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. Washington D.C.

[14]    Vickery, A.E. (2015, December). It was never meant for me: Social studies teachers

making sense of the quandary of citizenship. Paper presented at the biannual

International conference By the people: Participatory democracy, civic engagement

and citizenship education conference. Tempe, AZ.

[13]    Vickery, A.E. (2015, November).I feel like I need more time with the children, there is so

much more that I need them to learn: African American women engaging in uplift as

citizenship.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for the

Social Studies: College and University Faculty Assembly. New Orleans, LA.

[12]    Vickery, A.E. (2015, November). I worry about my community: Community centered

notions of citizenship. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for

the Social Studies: College and University Faculty Assembly. New Orleans, LA.

[11]    Vickery, A.E. (2015, April). Taking care of our own: How a social studies teacher draws

on personal and community knowledge to understand the construct of citizenship. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, Il.

[10]    Vickery, A.E., Holmes, K., and Brown, A. (2014, November). Excavating Critical Racial

Knowledge in economics and world geography. Session sponsored by the African American Educators for the Social Studies community; National Council for the Social Studies; College and University Faculty Assembly, Boston, Mass.

[9]    Vickery, A.E. (2014, November). We are all in this struggle together: Towards a social

justice construct of citizenship. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National

Council for the Social Studies: College and University Faculty Assembly. Boston, Mass.

[8]    Vickery, A.E. (2014, April). You mess with the women and you get the smack down:

Towards Chicana Feminist understanding of citizenship. Paper presented at the

American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, Pa.

[7]    Vickery, A.E. (2014, April). The Feminist Citizen: African American women teachers

and their conceptions of citizenship. Paper presented at the American Educational

Research Association. Philadelphia, Pa.

[6]    Field, S., Bellows, E., Taguchi, H., Mizoguchi, K. and Vickery, A.E. (2014, April).

Japanese and U.S. Childrens Thinking about Economics and Government. Paper

presented at the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, Pa.

[5]    Vickery, A.E. (2014, November). The Dilemma of Cultural Citizenship: How African

American social studies view their dilemma. Paper presented at the annual meeting of

the National Council for the Social Studies: College and University Faculty Assembly. St.

Louis, MO.

[4]    Field, S., Bellows, E., Taguchi, H., Mizoguchi, K. and Vickery, A.E. (2014, November).

Japanese and U.S. Childrens Thinking about Economics. Paper presented at the annual

meeting of the International Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies:

College and University Faculty Assembly. St. Louis, MO.

[3]    Vickery, A.E. (2014, November). The use of storytelling to teach citizenship: A Critical

race Feminism and citizenship. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies: College and University Faculty Assembly. St. Louis, MO.

[2]    Vickery, A.E. (2013, April). The Color of Citizenship: How African American teachers

understand the purpose of social studies. Paper presented at the American Educational

Research Association. San Francisco, CA.

[1]    Vickery, A.E. (2012, November). Allegiance to an Ideal: How teachers of color

understand notions of citizenship. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National

Council for the Social Studies: College and University Faculty Assembly. Seattle, Wa.

 

Refereed National and International ConferencesDiscussant:

[2]    Vickery, A.E. (2018, November). Discussant-- Civic and Citizenship Education of a

Different Hue: [Critical] Race Theories and Perspectives from Communities of Color. Paper session at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies. Chicago, Ill.

[1]    Vickery, A.E. (2017, November). Discussant-- Racial Realism: The Scholars of Color

Forum Session. Roundtable paper session of three refereed Scholars of Color Faculty

Forum session at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly

of the National Council for the Social Studies. San Francisco, CA.  

 

Invited and Local Conference and Course Presentations

[13]    Vickery, A.E. (2018, September). Citizenship. Elementary Social Studies methods

course for undergraduate students. Iowa State University.

[12]     Vickery, A.E. (2018, July). Reclaiming our time: Using journey boxes to teach Black

    women's HERstory. Carter Center for Black History, University of Missouri Columbia.

[11]    Vickery, A.E. (2018, February). Black and Endarkened Feminist Research. Introduction

to qualitative research class for doctoral students. Iowa State University.

[10]    Vickery, A.E., Trent, K.* (2018, January). Presenter- Black women and the civil rights

movement. Martin Luther King Jr. Day March on West..

[9]    Vickery, A.E. (2016, April). Discussant-- From Jazz to Genocide: Examining and

Advancing Teachers and Students Historical Reasoning through Practice-based

Interactions, Dr. Lauren Harris and Marcie Hutchinson. Scholar Spotlight Series.

[8]    Vickery, A.E. Civic estrangement and critical citizenship within the African American

community. Latino Community, Fall 2015.

[7]    Vickery, A.E. Rethinking the Civil War. Instructional Design, Spring 2015.

[6]    Vickery, A. E. Where my girls at? Intersectionality and representation for young women

of color in schools. Introduction to Multicultural Education, Fall 2014.

[5]    Salinas, C.S. & Vickery, A.E., (2014, April). Beyond Black and White: El Movimiento. The

Civil Rights Summit Educator Session sponsored by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library.

[4]    Vickery, A.E. Being Successful on the United States History certification exam. UT Urban

Teachers cohort, Spring 2014.

[3]    Vickery, A.E. Gender and Schooling. Introduction to Multicultural Education, Fall 2013.

[2]    Vickery, A.E. Crafting the democratic classroom. Secondary Social Studies Methods,

Spring 2013.

[1]    Vickery, A.E. Leading discussions in the elementary classroom. Elementary bilingual

social studies methods, Fall 2012.

Board

Elected Board Member, College and University Faculty Assembly Executive Board.

 

Elected Chair, Scholars of Color Forum of the College and University Faculty Assembly.

Appointed Member, College and University Faculty Assembly Social Justice Committee.