Jillian Ford is an associate professor of social studies education in the Secondary and Middle Grades Education department at Kennesaw State University. Ford earned her Ph.D. in educational studies from Emory University in 2011, her dissertation was titled Political Socialization and Citizenship Education for Queer Youth. Her community engagements, pedagogies, and research projects center the intellectual and pedagogical possibilities inherent in creating a more just world. Theoretically and pragmatically, Ford draws heavily on womanist frameworks. A firm believer in embodied learning, she is currently exploring yoga as a way to enhance critical thinking, imagination, and wonder in her students and herself. Her published work has appeared in the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Multicultural Education, and several edited volumes.
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