David Carlson

444A Farmer Building
1050 S Forest Mall
Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5411
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5411

Biography

David Lee Carlson's primary areas of research include methods of teaching secondary-level English, qualitative inquiry, LGBTQ studies, and queer theory. The exploration and application of theoretical perspectives drive his work. Carlson investigates the historical underpinnings of writing pedagogy and examines how specific methods of teaching literature impact pre-service teaching understand pedagogical practices in the field of English education. His qualitative inquiry work infuses affect theory and narrative inquiry to push methods of data analysis. Carlson's current LGBTQ studies research explores how LGBTQ-themed young-adult literature reflect or reinforce a new heteronormativity. This study compares marginal LGBTQ YAL with those that have become canonized to illustrate how heteronormativity gets re-inscribed in dominate queer youth narratives. Carlson is additionally working on a book-length project investigating how Axel Honneth's theory of recognition may help scholars re-imagine queer theory in education. This book develops a rhetoric of recognition that includes curriculum and pedagogy in secondary English classrooms. Carlson's book explores how to revise the practices and discourses surrounding issues of bullying, writing and reading pedagogy in both schools and community involvement to better support LGBTQ youth. 

Education

EDUCATION:

1997-2005 Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, New York 
EdD- English Education

Dissertation Title: Producing a Sovereign Self: Portfolios and the Ownership of Scholastic Bodies
Dissertation Committee: Dr. James Albright (Advisor), Dr. Nancy Lesko, Dr. John Broughton, and   Dr. John Baldacchino

1994-1996
American University 
Washington, DC
MA- Literature

1987-1992
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
BA- English

1990-1991
Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS)
Keble College, Oxford University
Oxford, England (UK) 
English Literature and English Law

Research Interests

 

 

Guiding Research Questions:

  • How can scholarship support LGBTQ youth in secondary English classrooms? 
  • How can post-structuralists theories reshape qualitative inquiry? 
  • What is the use(s) of theory in education? 

Current Research Questions:

Carlson is currently exploring how Michel Foucault's ethical care of the self can be used in qualitative inquiry.  Using Foucault's four-part guide to the care of self along with narrative theory, he is producing personal stories of how the body fuses with research methods and perspectives to produce narratives of vulnerability. The intent of this research is to provoke thought about the how qualitative research can or may impact consumers of research studies. This work strives to show how research processes become infused with affect, which supersedes cognitive and post-positive leanings in scholarly endeavors.  

Carlson is also working on a project that investigates how LGBTQ themed young-adult literature reflect or reinforce a new heteronormativity.  This study compares marginal LGBTQ YAL with those that have become canonized to illustrate how heteronormativity gets reinscribed in the dominate narratives about and for queer youth.

Additionally, Carlson is working on a book-length project investigating how Axel Honneth's theory of recognition may help scholars re-imagine queer theory in education.  This book develops a rhetoric of recognition that includes curriculum and pedagogy in secondary English classrooms.  The main concern in this book is how to revise the practices and discourses in schools, specifically around issues of bullying, writing and reading pedagogy, and community involvement to better support LGBTQ youth.  

Publications

Sweet, J.D. & Carlson, D.L. (accepted).  Teaching trans*: Transparent and English Language  Arts.  Bank Street Papers. 

Carlson, D.L. & Koro-Ljungberg, M. (accepted).  Capoeric Openings in Deleuze and Foucault:  New  Cartographies and Genealogies in Qualitative Inquiry.  International Journal of Research in Qualitative  Inquiry. 

Carlson, D.L., & Linville, D. (2016). The social importance of a kiss:  A Honnethian reading of David Levithan’s, Two Boys Kissing.  Discourse:  Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 37(6), 887-901.  

Courses

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SED 511Eng/LA Tchng Mthds For Sec Sch
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 791Seminar
DCI 792Research
SPE 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 323Literacy Process/Content Areas
RDG 507Content Area Literacy
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SED 511Eng/LA Tchng Mthds For Sec Sch
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 791Seminar
DCI 792Research
SPE 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 691Seminar
TEL 713Advanced Qualitative Methods
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 702Dynamic Contexts of Education
DCI 784Internship
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 791Seminar
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
SPE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 713Applied Mixed Methods Inquiry
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SPF 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SED 481English Teach Methods/Sec Schl
TEL 702Dynamic Contexts of Education
EDA 702Dynamic Contexts of Education
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
SPE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SPF 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 702Dynamic Contexts of Education
EDA 702Dynamic Contexts of Education
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
SPE 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 482Methods of Teaching: Language
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 505American Education System
SPF 599Thesis
DCI 784Internship
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation