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

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. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00933104.2017.1282387

 

Vickery, A. E. (2017). “We are all in this struggle together”: Towards an active communal construct of citizenship. Urban Education. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042085917721955.

 

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

 

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), p. 725-741. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2016.1221890.

 

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. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18251/ijme.v18i1.1061

 

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.  

 

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. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hsj.2016.0012

Vickery, A.E (2014) “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. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssr.2014.12.002

Courses

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

 

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.

 

Vickery, A.E. (2017, April). Teaching intersectionality and the Civil Rights movement. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. San Antonio, TX.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 to be presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly. Washington, D.C.

 

Jimenez- Silva, M., Petri, S., Guerrero, K., & Vickery, A.E. (2016, December). Using Inquiry Strategies Effectively: Gems from the Instruction Community. Symposium to be presented at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference. Washington, D.C.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Vickery, A.E. (2016, April). This isnt necessarily how its 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Invited and Local Conference and Course Presentations

 

Vickery, A.E. Civic estrangement and critical citizenship within the African American community. Latino Community, Fall 2015.

 

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

 

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.

 

Vickery, A. E. Where my girls at? Intersectionality and representation for young women of color in schools. Introduction to Multicultural Education, Fall 2014.

 

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.

 

Vickery, A.E. Being Successful on the United States History certification exam. UT Urban Teachers cohort, Spring 2014.

 

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

 

Vickery, A.E. Crafting the democratic classroom. Secondary Social Studies Methods, Spring 2013.

 

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.