Keynote address: Researching Resistance: A Black Feminist, the Living Camera, Participatory Democracy & Cyborg Weaving
M. Francyne Huckaby is Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies, Director of the Center for Public Education, and core faculty of Women and Gender Studies, Africana and African American Studies, and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University. She works to create openings and spaces for antioppressive discourses and practices, and is most interested in experiences and pedagogical sites where divergent worldviews coexist. These, she argues, are sites of power relations that are educational and political. Her scholarship on community organizing and resistance to neoliberal education reform puts filmmaking to work as a form of inquiry and making public—publicaré—research and sites of resistance and struggle, http://scalar.usc.edu/works/publiceducation/index.
She is currently writing Researching Resistance: Public Education after Neoliberalism and coediting Making Research Public in Troubled Times: Pedagogy, Activism, and Critical Obligations. Her work appears in International Review of Qualitative Research, Qualitative Inquiry, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Womanish Ways: Renderings at the Intersection of Race, Gender and Curriculum Theorizing, Handbook of Public Pedagogy, and Duoethnography: Dialogic Methods for Social, Health, and Educational Research.
She received the 2016-17 Claudia V. Camp Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award from TCU’s Women and Gender Studies Program for becoming cyborg: A Black feminist, the Living Camera, Participatory Democracy and Their Weaving. Her honors include the TCU Deans’ Teaching Award for the College of Education, TCU Mortar Board Preferred Professor, and Straight for Equality from Fort Worth’s PFLAG chapter, as well as Outstanding Dissertation (2007 AERA, Qualitative Research SIG) for Challenging the Hegemony in Education: Specific Parrhesiastic Scholars, Care of the Self, and Relations of Power. She loves to travel and returned to Papua New Guinea, a few years ago, where she and her spouse lived and worked with six South Foré villages as a Peace Corps volunteer in the late 1990s. FranHuckaby.com